This is the 'Elf on the Shelf' solution for parents who actually need to sleep sometime 4 years ago

This is the 'Elf on the Shelf' solution for parents who actually need to sleep sometime

Kids begging for their very own Elf on the Shelf, but you're feeling like this creature will just add a whole other level of stress to your already hectic December?

We hear you – remembering to move those little fe**ers, let alone come up with creative things for them to be getting up to at night, can just push an already tired mama right over the edge.

However, now there is a whole other solution out there for parents who actually relish a full night sleep and the last shreds of their sanity.

Say hello to Santa's Lazy Gnome – he is literally peak lazy and we could not love him more.

Because, let's face it… Sure, it’s fun to fake your kids into thinking your elf is spying on their behavior and reporting all things back to Santa, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could trick them without the stress of moving it every single night?

The answer is: Yes it would.


And with Santa's Lazy Gnome you can.

Created by mum (obvs.) Julie DeForest, who simply had enough of the damn elf, Santa's Lazy Gnome is basically just an adorable lazy version of the Elf on the Shelf, that just sits there and does sweet AF. And gosh, do we love him.

But if he’s always in the same spot, how will he ever check on the kids? Because he can see them from anywhere, that’s why. He’s a visionary, a ninja — and he doesn’t even have any eyes. In other words – he is perfect.

According to the website, this lazy gnome was looking for something to do since the elves are busy making all the toys, so he decided to find a family and supervise the Naughty/Nice process for Santa. “These mysterious friends report to Santa if you’re naughty or nice, even when you’re out of sight,” DeForest told ScaryMommy.

The best part? DeForest explains her gnomes aren’t hands-off. “We’re delighted to find that we were allowed to actually hug our gnome,” she told us one mom said.

So, let's hammer this one home for you: No stressing to move him, no panic because the toddler touched him, no drama, no fuss, just a gnome who sits there for the entire month of December. Yeah; we know. We love him too.