Mom throws away elf on the shelf after husband's pranks go too far

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Christmas is supposed to be a magical time for children, but one mother is questioning whether her husband's pranks on their Elf on the Shelf have gone too far. The mother explains how her husband took the 'Behave or Bob would be naughty' part too seriously, leading to their children being hurt emotionally and physically. However, things come to a head when the Elf ruins their son's birthday cake and the mother throws it away, causing a huge argument between her and her husband. Find out if she was in the wrong by reading the story in full.

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Mom throws away elf on the shelf after husband's pranks go too far 😡

A family's attempt to start a new Christmas tradition with 'Elf on the Shelf' went awry when the husband's pranks took a dark turn. The mother tried to ensure all her children felt special during the holiday season, but her husband accused her of showing favoritism to one of her children. In an effort to compromise, they decided to try 'Elf on the Shelf.' However, things quickly got out of hand when the husband began using the elf to play cruel pranks on the children. The situation culminated on Christmas Eve when the husband destroyed a cake meant for the child whose birthday fell on that day. Furious at her husband's behavior, the mother threw away the elf and had a heated argument with her husband. Read on to find out how the family dealt with the aftermath and what commenters had to say about the situation.

Husband's 'pranks' are actually abusive and traumatizing towards children 😔

Shiney2510 | Shiney2510

Elf on the shelf prank goes too far, traumatizing kids. NTA.

peregrine_throw | peregrine_throw

Disturbing behavior towards children. NTA for leaving him.

HRMApplepie | HRMApplepie

Elf on the shelf prank gone wrong, husband is a bully NTA

No_Historian_5724 | No_Historian_5724

Destroying children's belongings as a 'joke'? NTA stands up.

proud_didi | proud_didi

Husband's sadistic elf on the shelf pranks are harming children 😡

EnvironmentalImage9 | EnvironmentalImage9

A debate over favoritism and child abuse with a sprinkle of humor 😂

SarahCBear | SarahCBear

Elf on the shelf goes from fun to nightmare fuel 😱

StellarManatee | StellarManatee

Parents' 'pranks' on child go too far, Reddit calls for divorce 💔

lacretiaaa | lacretiaaa

Husband ruins son's birthday and destroys cake in spite 😠

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NTA for standing up for your son against husband's cruel prank 🙅‍♀️

Life-Wealth-3399 | Life-Wealth-3399

Childhood trauma caused by cruel pranks; Mom must act now! 👏

mouka | mouka

Husband's destructive 'Bob' antics ruins family's Christmas spirit 🎄

Turbulent_Coast5002 | Turbulent_Coast5002

Commenters suggest burning and sinking mischievous elf on the shelf

gastropodia42 | gastropodia42

Suggests a harmless prank as revenge on mischievous husband 😜

Jstrangways | Jstrangways

NTA commenter defends the true meaning of Elf on the Shelf 👏

Strange-Try7429 | Strange-Try7429

NTA but husband's pranks crossed the line. Counseling recommended. 🤔🎄

misirat2040 | misirat2040

Heartbreaking comment calls out husband's bullying behavior towards son. 💔

Skizzybee | Skizzybee

Husband's behavior raises red flags, NTA for throwing elf. Consider therapy.

LouieAvalonMac | LouieAvalonMac

Husband ruins Elf on the Shelf, kids lose out 😞

Remote-Ranger1903 | Remote-Ranger1903

A father's 'pranks' went too far and ruined his son's birthday 🎂

lizfour | lizfour

Supportive reply to NTA comment about husband's behavior 👍

Mamateapot | Mamateapot

Commenter sympathizes with mom's decision to throw away elf.

SunxSolace | SunxSolace

Spouse's sadistic pranks ruin Christmas for one child. NTA.

PuppyParader | PuppyParader

Parenting with Elf on the Shelf: Harmless fun or red flag? 💡🤔

socialistrock | socialistrock

Parenting vs. Bullying: Who wins the battle? 🤔

ToWitToWow | ToWitToWow

A commenter agrees that the elf tradition is stupid and unnecessary.

GregoryGoose | GregoryGoose

Commenter calls out husband's harmful behavior and suggests therapy 🧐

MagikTheMage | MagikTheMage

Elf on the Shelf gone wrong: Husband's pranks cross the line 🤬

Union-Opening | Union-Opening

Husband's 'shitty' pranks on kids with elf on the shelf

TalkTalkTalkListen | TalkTalkTalkListen

Creative revenge idea for NTA in a cruel prank war 🤒

Gin_gerCat | Gin_gerCat

A hilarious NTA comment suggesting a revenge prank on husband 😂

embopbopbopdoowop | embopbopbopdoowop

Heartbreaking to read. That kind of behavior is unacceptable 😢

Alien_lifeform_666 | Alien_lifeform_666

Serious concern for safety of children amid abusive husband's pranks.

Jess1ca1467 | Jess1ca1467

Father ruins son's tradition and birthday, NTA for stopping it 😔🎄

East-Shape1286 | East-Shape1286

Commenter calls out family for abusive behavior with elf.

toreirjtuz | toreirjtuz

Focus on rewarding good behavior instead of punishing bad behavior 😊

bonedorito | bonedorito

Elf on the shelf is for harmless pranks, not bullying. NTA! 🙌

Speedy_Dragon46 | Speedy_Dragon46

Heartbreaking comment on absent father and discarded elf on shelf 😢

FredBirdNerd | FredBirdNerd

NTA mom puts husband on naughty list for ruining daughter's birthday 🎂

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