Moncton man takes ‘Elf on the Shelf’ to real-life extremes

A Moncton, N.B., man is bringing the Elf on The Shelf to life, and has taken some extreme measures to keep a watchful eye on his assigned family.

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Over the past few weeks, Megan Wynberg has been sharing photographs of her husband, Joe, decked out like Santa's diminutive helpers in various funny locations around their home.

Megan first introduced her friends and family to the elf with the name "FLE" on Nov. 30, saying that she planned to surprise their kids. She promised that he would be watching to make sure if they've been naughty or nice over the next 24 days. But FLE is getting into all sorts of trouble on his scouting mission for Santa.

So we finally caved and decided to do the "Elf on the Shelf" thing. The kids are going to be so surprised! We named our elf FLE and he will be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days! Enjoy.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, November 30, 2015

Three days after his introduction, FLE was seen making snow angels with flour in the family's home.

"Because picking up after four kids isn't enough," Megan Wynberg wrote on Facebook.

"FLE Was pretty excited about the first snowfall of the year, and I'm pretty sure he peed on the floor – I'm getting rid of this thing."

Because picking up after four kids isn't enough! FLE was pretty exited about the first snowfall of the year and I'm pretty sure he pee'd on the floor. I'm getting rid of this thing!

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Thursday, December 3, 2015

FLE was also photographed trying to get into the family's home through the chimney.

So FLE has been trying to get in the house all day. Then I found him doing this. I may have to bring him back in before the neighbours call the cops.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Forcing the family to try and get the noisy elf "under control."

I brought in re-enforcement to get FLE the "Elf on the Shelf" under control.

Posted by Megan Wynberg on Monday, December 7, 2015

The Elf on The Shelf has been a phenomenon since first being introduced to the world 10 years ago, and more than 8 million toys have been sold. Each figurine comes with an accompanying book explaining the elf's role as a scout for Santa, reporting back on who deserves toys, and who deserves a lump of coal.



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