Santa may have fewer eyes in homes this Christmas season after a Georgia judge — jokingly — banned the Elf on the Shelf. Just outside Atlanta, Cobb County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Leonard posted a mock order on Twitter last week banishing these elves. “Tired of living in Elf on the Shelf tyranny? Not looking forward to the Elf forgetting to move and causing your kids emotional distress? I am a public servant and will take the heat for you. My gift to tired parents,” Leonard tweeted
Of course, he did this with tongue firmly in cheek!
How do you feel about Elf on the Shelf? A Georgia judge issued a tongue-in-cheek order banning the recent Christmas tradition from his county. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert Leonard tweeted the text of an order banishing Elf on a Shelf, due to it posing “a risk to the emotional health and well being of Cobb’s young children.” He continued, “Inexplicably, Elves sometimes move and don't move overnight. When these Elves do not move, it leaves our children of tender years in states of extreme emotional distress.” He also added that his order is a “gift to tired parents” and explained that families that love their elves can feel free to keep them.