Elf on the Shelf is two things:
1. A “game” you play with your kids where this elf can be found in various parts of your home “observing” your kids to make sure they’re being good. The elf then goes back to the North Pole to report to Santa and returns each morning in a new spot.
2. For the creator of this it is one of the greatest get rich quick schemes ever thought of.
We don’t get anywhere near this crazy with Elf on the Shelf in my family. It’s fun to do with the kids, but I care just enough to do the bare minimum.
Hopefully parents aren’t actually leaving the following poses for their kids to find.