You might remember mum Brittany Mease's genius hack to 'retire' her elf on the shelf by putting a cast on his leg so he couldn't move.


Well, her clever kids realised that 2 weeks was probs enough for little Elfie to rest up, that his leg was surely better, and he could start getting up to his old tricks again.

Accepting she probably did need to put him back to work again - but a bit busy with other stuff - Brittany popped him in the oven - presumably as a bit of a hiding place while she thought about his next moves - and then - well, we'll let her take it from there:

"They have been waiting for him to come back for a couple days but life’s been a little crazy with Gray being super sick and my life being a joke in general so...... I forgot.

"I seriously forgot I put the freaking elf in the freaking oven

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"Today the kids wanted leftover pasta for lunch and Gray likes it when I bake leftover pasta because he says it tastes better so that’s exactly what I did. (I will literally do anything to get him to eat right now since he’s not had an appetite lately...)

"I preheated the oven and started cleaning the kitchen. About 4 minutes later I started to smell something REALLY funky and that’s when all hell broke loose and I broke my son’s heart.

"Sooooo.... guess what I’m doing today? I’m having to scramble and find the other elf we have and then I have to call Santa (in front of the kids) and ask him if he will please pick Elfis up tonight.

"Ya know, since he is unable to make it to the North Pole to get fixed because his head literally popped off from being too hot once we pulled him out of the oven and his feet are completely melted off.

"Damn this Elf on the Shelf sh*t. Wish me luck. Let’s see how I get myself outta this one



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We have to say, we admire any mum or dad who does the whole Elf on the Shelf thing: team MFM are a bit split - some of us do and love it, the rest of us seriously can't think of anything way we'd rather spend our time less than having to deal with the Elf antics.

But we do kind of hope we wouldn't actually go as far as cooking him (or maybe we would) ?

Pics: Britanny Mease on Facebook

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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015