While there are some super great things about the Christmas season (gingerbread lattes and sugar cookies come to mind), we can all agree that some parts of the holiday season have gotten a little out of control. For instance, it’s now basically legally required that every home puts up an elaborate light display, giant inflatable snowman, or at the very least a star shower light pointed at the front of their house starting sometime in the middle of November.
Things can get even more complicated for parents, who are expected to make the holiday season perfect for their kids, by buying them all the hottest toys, decorating a tree, and of course, setting up the infamous Elf on the Shelf every night. But one parent in Chicago has come up with a brilliant idea: hire someone else to do the latter.
The Elf on the Shelf has taken the internet by storm.
via: ShutterstockIf you haven’t been on the internet in the past five years, this is that tradition where, after their kids go to sleep, parents set up an elf figurine somewhere in their house, usually doing something naughty.
Parents often post the crazy situations their elf “got into" on social media.And some of them are really good at it. Like really good.
But some parents, understandably, find the whole thing overwhelming.Needless to say, it can make parents who may not be able to come up with an elaborate display of mischief for the elf to get into every single night for 25 days feel like total slackers.
One mysterious Craigslist poster in Chicago has had it with Elf on the Shelf, only a few days in.
via: CraigslistPosted under the “domestic gigs" section, someone left an ad begging someone to please do Elf on the Shelf for her. And it’s pretty funny.
In the hilarious post she expresses her obvious frustration with the whole ordeal.
via: CraigslistThe post starts: “In search of someone to come to my house and move this god d@mn Elf on the Shelf (aka Cocoa) every FUNKing night, some time past 9 PM CST, but also before my daughter gets thirsty at a completely unpredictable hour in the middle of the night."
Apparently her daughter’s father bought the elf without her input.
via: Craigslist“While I have narrowly avoided this atrocity of a tradition year after year, my 8-year-old successfully conned her father into buying her one and because it's 'magic' and 'actually kind of fun,' (according to the man who only has to move it twice before Christmas *hard eyeroll*) and it, of course, found its way back to Chicago, to eerily creep on my daughter each and every waking moment and simultaneously thieve whatever small shred of sanity I had left. *pops cork on wine bottle with teeth*" So close, mystery Craigslist poster! Most kids wouldn’t make it all the way to age 8 without questioning why the elf visited all her friends but never her. You almost got away with it!