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To think that this mother is disturbed and needs help?

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IrisAtwood Fri 04-Dec-20 08:26:03

A woman laid chicken bones and ketchup out with an Elf on the Shelf hat so that it looked like a Grinch toy had eaten him. Her five year old was distraught and is now frightened of the Grinch. She thought it was funny.

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gamerchick Fri 04-Dec-20 08:27:21

Personally I think the whole elf on the shelf thing is disturbed.

ReginaTheEvilQueen Fri 04-Dec-20 08:27:47

Wow! Thats going too far for a 5 year old!

Lockheart Fri 04-Dec-20 08:33:40

I think this is not news.

IrisAtwood Fri 04-Dec-20 08:36:51

@gamerchick I feel the same way about the Elf on the Shelf.

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PatchworkElmer Fri 04-Dec-20 08:38:40

“He was traumatised but I found it hilarious” 🤔

IrisAtwood Fri 04-Dec-20 08:40:26

Honestly, I hope that that child has someone else in his life because there is something wrong with his mother.

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Cygne Fri 04-Dec-20 08:42:06

It does seem a bit weird that she happily tells the world "He was traumatised but I found it hilarious."

Ilovesugar Fri 04-Dec-20 08:42:38

I saw this and thought it was awful. We don’t do elf on the shelf but I thought it was supposed to be a bit of fun. The worst bit was when the kid cried but she just laughed. Great parenting 🙈

LuckyAmy1986 Fri 04-Dec-20 08:45:30

Personally I think the whole elf on the shelf thing is disturbed ditto

Finfintytint Fri 04-Dec-20 08:47:55

God, five year olds are such snowflakes these days wink

RJnomore1 Fri 04-Dec-20 08:52:41

I think that’s hilarious but I wouldn’t do it to a 5 year old it would have had both of mine hysterical at that age.

Floridana Fri 04-Dec-20 08:53:14

I think a lot of people have run out of ideas for the whole elf on the shelf thing. It started as harmless fun bit some people have made it sinister. It seems to be more for adults now, as this woman probably only did what she did to put it on social media and make her mates laugh

SchadenfreudePersonified Fri 04-Dec-20 08:53:16


Personally I think the whole elf on the shelf thing is disturbed.

So do I - but to do that to a CHILD is bliddy psycho to me.

She wants locking up!

Waxonwaxoff0 Fri 04-Dec-20 08:54:13

Horrible thing to do to a 5 year old.

IrisAtwood Fri 04-Dec-20 08:54:39

@Finfintytint I know! Mine used to love a good slasher film every night before bed ;)

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ChickyNuggies Fri 04-Dec-20 08:54:39

As an adult, I found the actual picture pretty funny.

But, I don't have kids (on purpose)... So no comment on the phychological trauma for the kid.

confusedx3 Fri 04-Dec-20 08:58:23

yeah..probably mildly amusing to do this to an adult partner/sibling/friend etc. but poor taste to do to a young child.

TheTrashBagIsOursCmonTrashBag Fri 04-Dec-20 09:00:35

I don’t think she’s “disturbed” but I do think she misjudged her supposed audience (her son). But she didn’t do it for him she did it for attention from other people.

My children wouldn’t have seen the funny side when they were that age but I wouldn’t have even thought to do that anyway.

Wellpark Fri 04-Dec-20 09:00:40

She's a nutter. Poor little boy having a mother that laughs at his distress. Needs her arse booting.

gamerchick Fri 04-Dec-20 09:01:05

So do I - but to do that to a CHILD is bliddy psycho to me

Agreed. But the whole thing is a weird thing to do to a child. Letting them think there's a doll coming to life every night while they sleep for a month, is creepy af.

It's definitely for the adults SM more than giving pleasure to the kids imo.

TheShepherdsCrown Fri 04-Dec-20 09:01:10

This is a joke that is likely to upset a five year old. Fine to do as a prank on adults fed up with elf on the shelf but not on an excited child.

Magicpaintbrush Fri 04-Dec-20 09:01:26

That's a fucking horrible thing to do to a child. Wtf is wrong with some people? Only a shit parent would do something that, she needs to grow up.

CardoMondo Fri 04-Dec-20 09:02:28

I have a sick sense of humour and found the picture funny but even I wouldn’t have done that to a 5 year old. She seems a bit unhinged.

GreyishDays Fri 04-Dec-20 09:04:09

I bet she didn’t actually show her child though, and it was just for SM. (Hope so anyway.)

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