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I'm stealing Lester's Santa hat to put on my avatar.
 
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Originally posted by Ceridwen:
Lester, you're awesome. Big Grin

Indeed he is.

(I may have to print out this year's Lester Card.)


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Lester, dammit, may I share that on FB?


Share away.


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How about this for a festive lawn ornament?

It's from this "worst nativity sets ever" blog, but it's, uh, not a nativity. No, indeedy.


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Is anybody else really creeped out by the Elf on the Shelf?


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I've never heard of Elf on the Shelf, but after reading some of the comments, it's way creepy!

Why is it so difficult a concept that children can be taught to do the right things without resorting to spying and tattling?

ETA: this was one of my favourite weird displays - this was local and if I wanted to go almost anywhere I would see it at least twice.



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Is it just me or does Santa look like he's a little pissed off? Almost.. plotting..


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Is anybody else really creeped out by the Elf on the Shelf?


YES! I both know about this, and am DEEPLY creeped out by it!


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What does said Elf on Shelf do???


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It comes with a book, and you read it and tell your kids that Santa has an elf that he sends into their house to watch them and that's how Santa knows who's naughty and who's nice. Then you put the elf on the shelf, and every night, after your kids are sleep, you move the elf, so your kids will think they are constantly being spied on. Then the elf gains consciousness and kills you all in your sleep.


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because veuyerism needed to be introduced to children's lives at an early age.

How many of those elves are rigged with nanny cams?


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It's not just the creep factor for me - it's the parenting style. I don't want my (hypothetical) kids to be good just because they think some imaginary being is watching their every move. I want them to be good because it's the right way to behave. And that is something you have to teach children by living it - which of course is much harder than telling them that "someone" is watching and will punish you.
 
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Tell you kids about the elf while you are sitting in your car with the stereo playing. Make sure to tell them never to mention the elf in the house because the "MAN" is always listening.

Also while you are at it put a couple of clown pictures in their room. Nothing is more relaxing and comforting than clowns. *shudder*


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Today I stood 45 minutes at a freezing fucking depot picking up presents because we have an outside door that is far from our main door and there is no bell. So the drivers don't have phones, so can't ring. BUT 45 MINUTES.

Fucking Yodel.


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It comes with a book, and you read it and tell your kids that Santa has an elf that he sends into their house to watch them and that's how Santa knows who's naughty and who's nice. Then you put the elf on the shelf, and every night, after your kids are sleep, you move the elf, so your kids will think they are constantly being spied on. Then the elf gains consciousness and kills you all in your sleep.

This. It already looks creepily related to Chucky. I've never even WATCHED a Chucky movie and the very idea gives me nightmares. No Mahalo, very much!!


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Speaking of Chucky

This sucks compared to Lester's Baby Cheese's but, it DOES hold the promise of Holiday Pumpkin Mosh Pie.
 
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This weekend is cookie baking weekend!

Unless I just nap the whole time, which totally might happen.


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it's the parenting style. I don't want my (hypothetical) kids to be good just because they think some imaginary being is watching their every move. I want them to be good because it's the right way to behave. And that is something you have to teach children by living it - which of course is much harder than telling them that "someone" is watching and will punish you.


Yes indeedy. This to me is part of the creep factor. I think the idea that you are being constantly spied on and that's your motivation for acting well is really creepy.

Not to mention: has any parent EVER in the history of EVER cancelled Christmas because their kids behaved badly? I guess terrible parents.

It is a textbook idle threat.


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More sodding.
All lit up for Xmas.


IMGP9960 by Lester Z, on Flickr


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