‘It was the Elf on the Shelf!’ Boy, six, furiously slams his toy to the floor when he spots a moustache drawn on his face by his prankster parents while he was sleeping
- Ozzie Baldock, from Bristol, furiously slams the elf doll to the ground after prank
- He stares at himself in mirror before angrily throwing toy in his parents’ room
- Tina and Josh Baldock drew moustache on his face with black paint as he slept
Faith Ridler For Mailonline
This is the hilarious moment a furious six-year-old slams his Elf on the Shelf to the floor after discovering a moustache has been drawn on his face during the night.
Ozzie Baldock, from Bristol, is caught on camera moments after waking up with a black moustache drawn above his lip.
In the clip, the youngster desperately rubs at the paint with his hand as he stares at himself in the mirror.
Ozzie, from Bristol, is caught on camera moments after waking up with a black moustache drawn above his lip
Ozzie then looks at the toy elf in anger before furiously slamming it to the ground.
His mother, Tina Baldock, says: ‘I think the elf painted your face!’
Mrs Baldock and her husband Josh had concocted the plan to draw on their son last week to kick start their Elf on the Shelf crusade.
This is a relatively new tradition in which parents hide a small toy in different locations between December 1 and Christmas Eve.
Children are told the ‘scout elves’ then report any good or bad behaviour back to the North Pole at the end of each day.
Ozzie’s parents – who carefully drew the moustache with a paintbrush – said they struggled to contain their giggles during their first ever Elf on the Shelf prank.
Mrs Baldock said: ‘Me and Josh both decided to draw on Ozzie’s face for our first ever Elf on the Shelf idea.
His parents, Tina and Josh Baldock, had drawn the moustache on Ozzie’s face as he slept
‘We were laughing so much while drawing on his face that we thought we were going to wake him up.
‘The paint brush was tickling his face but we managed to get away with it.
‘Ozzie woke up in the morning and brought the elf into our room with the paint brush into our room. His reaction when he looked into the mirror was priceless.
‘We found it so funny and as soon as the paint washed off his face he was alright.
‘Ozzie hasn’t forgiven the elf just yet though, I caught him stuffing him down the sofa and reclining it back earlier this week.’
Mrs Baldock said Ozzie checks his face first thing every morning to make sure he hasn’t been drawn on during his sleep.
She also said her son now attempts to hide the toy every night before bed.
The mother-of-two said: ‘Ozzie runs into our bedroom every morning and looks in the mirror.
‘We haven’t done anything too outrageous since but Ozzie is a little freaked out by the elf.
‘He asked us to buy one in the first place so Josh came home with one last month but this is the first year we’ve done this.
His mother Tina Baldock (pictured with husband Josh) said Ozzie has hidden the toy every night since the prank
‘I think he’s regretting his choice now though as I don’t think he’ll be able to relax until Christmas Day when he knows the elf is no longer up to any mischief.
‘We have found the whole thing really funny, since our first antics the elf has been found in the car, in the sink covered in toothpaste, he has eaten part of Ozzie’s chocolate calendar and has covered himself in flour.
‘I think us parents have enough to do without dealing with the elf every night but I have a feeling Ozzie won’t be asking for his elf to come out and play next year.’
What is the Elf on the Shelf?
Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new Christmas tradition inspired by a children’s book released in 2005
Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new Christmas tradition inspired by a children’s book released in the US in 2005.
The picture book, written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell, describes the antics of ‘scout elves’ who hide in people’s homes on the run up to Christmas.
But before a family surfaces each morning, the elf is said to fly back to the North Pole to report on whether the children have been good or bad throughout the day.
It then appears in a different location in the house when they wake up.
The book comes alongside a toy which allows parents to recreate the tale at home – and the hilarious tradition has now made its way to the UK.
From December 1 until Christmas Eve, once children are tucked up in bed, parents place the elf in different locations around the house so that he or she is somewhere new when they wake up.
Some families opt to leave small presents alongside the elf – but others cause mischief by leaving them in hilarious situations.
Photographs of these elaborate pranks are then often posted to social media.