A MUM has revealed how her elderly cat mistook a snowy Elf On The Shelf scene she created for her kids for a litter tray instead.
Katie Wright used sugar to create a snow angel elf, spreading it across the kitchen worktop and placing the mischievous elf in the middle.
But it turns out the Elf On The Shelf wasn't quite as mischievous as the family cat Tilly, who mistook the sugar for her litter tray and left a poo on the worktop.
The 34-year-old – who is mum to Oscar, four and Kiera, two – was horrified when she came downstairs to the "overpowering smell".
"It's only my first year doing the elf as my eldest is only just four," Katie explained.
"Oscar has really enjoyed it though and we’ve taken it easy knowing we probably have a decade of elf placements ahead of us.
"So when I saw online someone do the snow angel elf, I thought that would be nice and easy.
"It only took five minutes so I took a picture and headed off to bed.
"In the morning Oscar came running into my room asking to find the elf and raced downstairs.
"But the minute we walked through the dining room, the smell was over powering.
"My first thought wasn't that is was anything to do with the elf – I picked Oscar up, worried we were about to step in something."
Katie explained she finally found the source of the smell and burst into hysterical laughter.
"The smell got stronger and I saw it… A GIANT poo with the elf," she said.
"I screamed but my son luckily just laughed and shouted ‘poo on the kitchen.’
"I was a bit frantic – I knew Kiera was on her way in and there was a giant poo to keep them away from.
"So I was flapping a bit and all of a sudden the cat jumped back up and started shuffling the sugar and I thought ‘oh god she’s going to wee too’ so I chased her out the cat flap and suddenly burst into hysterical laughter.
"Oscar thought I was crying and started saying ‘it’s ok mum'.”
The post has since gone viral with 43k shares and over 41k comments – and other parents have found the Christmas mishap hilarious.
Katie said: "I posted online and it went mad.
"I suppose it is funny – it looks as though my Elf on the Shelf for the day was a giant poo.
"Not exactly mother of the year as I had to swear Oscar to secrecy when he went to school later that day.
"Tilly, our cat is a diva – she’s really not liking of human company.
"She was ok and would accept the odd cuddle pre children but she’s really never forgiven us for having the children.
"It didn't help that we’ve been renovating this big house and have just moved in so she's had a litter tray for a month.
"She was probably just desperate and really, she's just an old lady that wants to be left alone."
While this Dad accidentally incinerates family’s Elf On The Shelf after turning on oven where they were hiding.
And this boy, 6, yells ‘b*****d’ after his mum sneaks into his room at night, cuts up his PJs & blames it on Elf On The Shelf.
Plus this mum creates an incredible ‘invisible’ Christmas tree using FISHING LINE & people are in love with it.
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