Julie Vick is a writer living in Colorado. Her work has appeared in New Yorker Daily Shouts, Real Simple, and the Washington Post. You can read more of her work at julievick.com.
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It’s that special time of the year when the days get shorter, holiday lights come out, and a doll/informant visits some houses to spy on children. Sure, The Elf on a Shelf may have seemed like a fun tradition when you first got it, but then you realized how much work it is. As a parent, you’ve already got plenty of other things to do around the holidays, like figuring out how to survive family holiday meals. And even if you are into the Elf, your kids will eventually outgrow it.
But once you no longer want it, how can you remove the creepy little magical creature from your house? Here are some ideas:
1. Leave it in your kid’s room, but don’t bother moving it every night.
Just keep saying: “Yes, it’s still watching you.”Read...