13 Hilarious Tweets From Parents Who Love to Hate the Elf on the Shelf

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Most parents have a love/hate relationship with the Elf on the Shelf. We get stressed out by the intricate scenarios we're expected to plan for it, but we love the looks on our kids' face when they wake up to hunt the little thing down (even if it does happen at 6 a.m. most days). In honor of the Elf making his or her grand return to many people's houses, we've rounded up the funniest tweets from parents that perfectly capture how much we love and loathe our little plastic holiday friend.

  • 1. Lock the doors, board up the windows.

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  • 2. Hey now, that's just convenient.

  • 3. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the lies tbh.

  • 4. Are they trying to kill us?

  • 5. I love that game!

  • 6. The idea cup runneth ... empty.

  • 7. It gets the best of all of us.

  • 8. #ParentingGoals.

  • 9. This is the story of our lives.

  • 10. Shut up and take our money.

  • 11. I mean, the elf costume would be pretty cute.

  • 12. That's horrifying. And brilliant.

  • 13. That's ... probably accurate, to be honest.