Your Elf on the Shelf was sent to you by Santa to help remind the kids that he is watching.
These elves have a simple task: keep an eye on things, take notes, magically return to the North Pole each night, give a detailed and honest report to the thick guy in red velvet, and go back to his/her perch for another day of voyeurism.
Did you notice the use of the phrase “detailed and honest report” in there?
Many elves pride themselves on their honesty and detail.
Others have an intolerance to gluten and are willing to overlook all sorts of Naughty List Behavior in exchange for some delicious gluten-free cookies and milk.
One such elf is Cocoa.
All it takes is a gluten-free bribe and Cocoa is willing to look the other way.
You’re only letting yourself down, Cocoa.
Well, yourself and Santa Claus.
For a cookie.