Mom shares hilarious ‘Elf on the Shelf’ prank that left her with a whole new hairstyle


A Missouri mom spreads Christmas cheer after sharing the hilarious “Elf on the Shelf” mischief that took place in her home.

Mindy Carney of St. Louis, told Fox News that the elf antics started for her family in 2016 when an elf named Cutie Pie “appeared” on her shelf – followed by two other Santa’s helpers, Hot Dog. and Sprinkles.

Carney, an emergency physician and mom of three, ages 8, 6 and 3, caught the attention of thousands on Facebook after she revealed the unique ways her children’s elves get into trouble.

“Our elves have become quite numerous among my Facebook friends,” Carney said. “Children, seeing their reactions every morning, it’s like Christmas every day in December.”

So far in 2021, Cutie Pie, Hot Dog, and Sprinkles have hung the Christmas tree from a railing, Dad gave [Ryan] a makeover, turned sinks into candy fountains and filled the shower with big balloon bubbles.

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The elves even cut pieces of Carney’s children’s pajamas to make their own elf-sized pajamas.

“Which unfortunately I thought it was going to be really funny, but they were upset,” Carney said of her kids. “Mom fails.”

This week the elves took their pranks to the next level by giving Carney a haircut while she was sleeping.

Carney was able to ask her stylist to remedy the situation while Carney donated 14 inches to the nonprofit Children with Hair Loss, which makes wigs for children with original hair loss. medical.

“It went to a good cause other than just making people laugh,” Carney said.

Carney shares these moments in the “Elf on the Shelf” Facebook groups where other parents post their own elf adventures.

“It’s all about the Christmas spirit and the magic for the kids,” Carney said. “Everyone does it in a different way.”

For first-time “elf parents”, Carney’s advice is to “start simple.”

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“Whether it’s elves moving from shelf to shelf or people getting their hair cut… no matter how you do it, it’s always magic for the kids,” Carney added. “For adults, we get joy through the eyes of our children.”


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