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This dad turned himself into a hilarious (but slightly terrifying) Elf on the Shelf

Oh dad.

DADS. IT’S LIKE they go out of their way to embarrass you. One dad, Joe Wynberg, decided to turn himself into the creepy-but-endearing elf on the shelf named Fle.

The Canadian father-of-four has been in character at various points since November 30. His wife Megan, writing on Facebook said

So we finally caved and decided to do the “Elf on the Shelf” thing. The kids are going to be so surprised! We named our elf FLE and he will be in some pretty precarious spots over the next 24 days! Enjoy.

For anyone unfamiliar, the elf of the shelf phenomenon has mostly been a ‘thing’ in the States until the last couple of years. The tradition is based on a picture book which has the curious little elf finding out who is naughty and nice before presents are given out.

The book comes with an elf figure which parents leave around the house for the kids the find.

But Fle, he doesn’t need to be found.

He’s right there on the fridge

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Eating all the advent calendars

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Making snow angels

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Because picking up after four kids isn’t enough! FLE was pretty exited about the first snowfall of the year and I’m pretty sure he pee’d on the floor. I’m getting rid of this thing!

Just when Megan thought she had returned him safely…

He was back with a bang.

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He got on the chimney

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Was taped to the wall by enemies

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Toppled the tree

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Before finally seeking revenge on his enemies

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Well Joe, you’d scare us into being good. Keep up with his adventures over on Megan’s Facebook page.

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