I mentioned in my post "What I've learned in a decade of Marriage", that nagging is a destructive means of communication and should be avoided. That doesn't mean, however, that I'm perfect at it.
Recently, I've been asking Shane to please invite his 3 siblings and their families to spend Christmas with us. I reminded him quite a few times. It was blatant nagging. But I wanted to know if they were coming so we could make alternative plans if a Boise Christmas was not in the works this year.
And it just seemed polite.
"Shane. How hard is it to write a two sentence invite? It will take you 30 seconds. Do you just want me to invite them?"
"Natalie, I will get around to it as soon as I get a chance. I want to email them."
This exchange occurred about 15 more times.
The last time he added "maybe I want to say it in a certain way".
To which I rolled my eyes. (Also not a good way of communicating.)
The next day, this email hit my inbox, along with the rest of Shane's family.
Oh Shane. You are my perfect match. You fight brilliantly.
(P.S. He writes epic dirty limericks as well.)
Happy 4th of July!!!