Yesterday, I wrote a silly post about how some parents take Elf on the Shelf too seriously. I admitted that Jenny and I were already phoning in our Elf on the Shelf hiding places. I begged these overachieving parents to stop building elaborate, photo perfect scenes that make us look like horrible parents. The Elf on the Shelf people actually commented to me and thought it was funny. And yet, I then proceeded to get some pretty awesome hate mail.
Here is what one woman wrote me:
Now, I choose to believe this is a misguided attempt at satire. Surely no one would ask me to quit my given profession over a blog post about a magical elf. Surely no one would tell me I was rude and then curse at me a mere few sentences later. Surely no one is still actively employing the use of the term “negative nellys.” (I believe the correct plural is “nellies” unless you are talking about if we had multiple rappers from the St. Lunatics that were warning us it’s getting hot in here.)
What’s your take?
Serious anger or attempt at humor?