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We Canadians already had our Thanksgiving and now that Halloween is over, we’re ready to dive into the Christmas season. Well, not yet, but close. It’s definitely time to start thinking about planning family gatherings, what to buy the kids, you know, things THAT TOTALLY STRESS ME OUT.

I’m not an easy-going person. I may come across that way in person but I am most certainly compensating for the TOTAL AND COMPLETE NEUROTIC FREAK THAT I AM ON THE INSIDE.

When my oldest three kids were about say, ten, eight and five, we had the Nintendo Wii video game system. We’d play it together in the basement and that’s when my boys taught me the term rage-quit. It’s when you flip shit and quit mid-game. When I was little, I’d straight-arm the Monopoly board and, with my Julia Roberts forehead vein flashing, yell, “THERE. NOBODY WINS. NOBODY.” And then I’d streak out of the room, hands covering my face, tears streaming down onto the plush peach carpeting. That? Is a rage-quit.

I’d like to rage-quit Christmas, and it’s only the middle of November.


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  • Allie Capo-Burdick November 17, 2017, 5:48 am

    OMG I so desperately want to rage-quit Christmas!!!! If I didn’t have kids I swear I would not hang one muther offing decoration, open a bottle of red and call it a holiday!

  • Kimberly November 17, 2017, 6:26 am

    Wasn’t Christmas like, a month ago? 😉 I am right there with you on the rage-quit Christmas. Bah humbug!!!

  • Gretchen November 17, 2017, 7:03 am

    Dan and I quit Christmas 2 years ago. It’s just too much consumerism here and no one actually celebrates for the right reasons. So the more people go overboard with it, the more we retreat in and don’t celebrate. This year we actually got my family to go along with it and we’re all taking a trip to Florida together to visit my grandparents and are just going to enjoy a week together- no carols, no presents, no secret santa, no cards, nothing. Just family love.

  • Ana November 17, 2017, 8:50 am

    My god! I had a similar reaction to playing checkers with my sisters, except I think I threw it at her… we are not allowed to play any board games at all. We are famous for rage quitting.

    best of luck! I will be thinking of you! Do what you can, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe November 18, 2017, 7:10 am

    That’s why I’m kind of glad that we Americans have Thanksgiving just before Christmas. It gives us something else to focus on.

  • Erin November 18, 2017, 12:41 pm

    Hey Suzy,
    When you are saying you did an 8:20 pace…you mean 8:20 min per mile? Which would equal about 5:10min per km? Am I doing that math right?
    If so, you’re one fast lady!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 18, 2017, 6:54 pm

      Hi Erin! I’m not sure why, but I use miles when I log my runs and paces. I ran an 18 miler today with 11 miles at goal race pace which is sub-6:50 (I averaged 6:46). My next goal is a sub-3 hour marathon. Yikes!

      • Erin November 18, 2017, 8:35 pm

        Wow, a true inspiration!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 24, 2017, 11:57 am

    Ave rage quits things. Start ’em young.

    Did you ever read Skipping Christmas? It’s cute. You might enjoy it.

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