If you don’t know what the Elf on the Shelf is, you’re missing out on one of the self-publishing miracles of the decade. At the request of CBC Radio, I weighed in on this toy. Not surprisingly, I situated myself in the Grinch-y corner.
Here’s the link to my five-minute radio spot that I did yesterday in Calgary: The Elf on the Shelf rant.
My interview even engendered some hate mail, both to the station and to me. Some of the people felt sorry for me (and likely my children) since parenting was clearly a hassle for me.
I can assure those people that I also find other things a hassle: getting out of bed, boiling water for tea and forgetting to make a cup, and breathing, especially in cold, wintry weather.
The hate mail makes me smile just a bit. Part of me experiences schadenfreude when people don’t get irony.
I better get that Grinch-y part of me under control, or that Elf on the Shelf that wrapped in plastic in my car in -15 C is going to tell Santa on me.
Any Elf on the Shelf fans out there?
What do you find a hassle?
Have you been naughty?