My dad totally did this when I was growing up. Not so much the note on the door but he would lock me out, for sure. I've done my share of hanging out in tyhe driveway until the next morning when my Dad would let me back in. I love you, Dad!
How to completely freak out your kids… A human Elf On A Shelf. This would be fantastic if you could find a someone the kids had never seen before. Just wake up… And find a random person in an elf costume sitting on your mantle…hilarious.