1. Lots of Joe and Megan Wynberg’s friends have been sharing photos of the Elf on The Shelf in various funny locations. So they decided to one-up them. “We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if we did a human Elf On A Shelf?’” he told BuzzFeed Canada. Joe put on a costume, sat on their fridge, and Megan took a photo. “It kind of took off from there.”
Megan posted the photo to Facebook and their friends in Moncton, New Brunswick loved it.
She introduced Joe as an elf named “FLE” (pronounced “flee”), and promised he would “be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days.”
2. The next day, FLE was back with another crazy look on his face. “Well, day one, and I am not sure about this ‘Elf on the Shelf’ thing. FLE ate the kids advent calendars, they will be devastated!” Megan wrote.
“Now people are looking forward to it every night at around 8 or 9 o’clock to see what FLE is going to get into next,” Joe said.
3. “FLE is out of control!” Megan said the next day. “I need to find my receipt. Couldn’t handle those advent calendars he ate last night. Today is the second after all!”
(She’s referring to the photo being posted on December 2, and to FLE taking an, um, number two on the holiday cookies.)
9. Here’s their most recent shot. “I brought in re-enforcement to get FLE the ‘Elf on the Shelf’ under control,” she wrote.
Joe said they have a few ideas for their next FLE photo shoots, but it’s going to take a lot of creativity.
“I don’t think we were planning to all 24 days at first, but now we’re kind of forced to,” he said.