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Parents: do you do elf on the shelf?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Miss Shelby, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. princess_ballet

    princess_ballet Senior Veteran

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    I have never heard of this, but that is "elfing" hilarious.
     
  2. MikeK

    MikeK Traditionalist Catholic

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    We don't, my wife's Mom did...she hid little gingerbread men around the house that she called "peekerbrownies" and she told her kids that the little guys would nark on them if they had too much fun.
     
  3. MKJ

    MKJ Contributor

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    I think that it is a really creepy custom.
     
  4. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    Soon to come, elfie gets a camcorder to watch kids.

    LOL it sounds like something ppl in the turn of the century came up with to keep the kids from getting into stuff.

    Creative mom - when no one is looking. lol
     
  5. Miss Shelby

    Miss Shelby Legend

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    LOL, she sounds great.
     
  6. Dylan Michael

    Dylan Michael Senior Veteran

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    My grandma has two. Hers are from the 60s though. She just sticks them in the Christmas tree.
     
  7. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

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  8. Miss Shelby

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    think about it Charlie.
     
  9. stone

    stone Senior Contributor Supporter

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    I never heard of this. I think it's a liberal conspiracy?
    J/k... maybe
     
  10. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    Knowing todays wretched cultural need for horror entertainment - i could see a future movie about an evil elf watching children in their bedrooms around Christmas.

    And you thought clowns were bad. :holy:
     
  11. Miss Shelby

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    why does everyone always assign shifty motives to me?
     
  12. stone

    stone Senior Contributor Supporter

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    I was j/k

    An old friend posted bout hers on fb. I've never heard of it and too close to idolatry for me
     
  13. Rhamiel

    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    my mom sent one to our penpal, she has two small children and her family just LOVES the elf on a shelf
     
  14. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

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    I dont see this as idolatry. No one is worshiping the elf, to my knowledge.
     
  15. stone

    stone Senior Contributor Supporter

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    It's implied that they can see and observe and then speak to their leader of their findings. That's idolatry. They cannot speak or see and yet children r taught that they do. No thanks not for me. Maybe some children may fear them?
     
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