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15 Christmas Struggles That Make Parents Say FML

Elf on the Shelf seemed like a good idea...

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1. Figuring out where to move the Elf on the Shelf. EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.

It'll be fun, they said. Get one, they said.
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It'll be fun, they said. Get one, they said.

2. Getting the kids to smile for a Christmas picture.

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3. Figuring out what to do with your kids during that two-week Christmas break.

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4. Keeping all the toys hidden.

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5. Searching for that overpriced "toy of the year..." your kid just has to have.

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6. Then trying to get the dang toy out of the box once they unwrap it.

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It's an art.

7. And let's not forget helping your kid put the pieces together.

Correction: It's literally just you building the whole thing.
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Correction: It's literally just you building the whole thing.

8. Baking cookies for either the holiday cookie party or a school event.

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9. Explaining how Santa actually gets around the world in one night.

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10. Wrapping every single present because no kid wants to get a toy in a gift bag from Santa.

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11. And then trying to figure out how to wrap the oddly shaped ones.

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12. Buying shatterproof ornaments or just strategically placing all breakable ones toward the top.

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13. Listening to children's Christmas songs on repeat.

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14. Trying to figure out what to get your kid's teacher for Christmas.

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15. Hearing your kid yell, "I want that" during literally every toy commercial.

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