Still, I come from a family of stoic, non-confrontational types. But we’re also opinionated non-confrontational types, so passive aggression is our tool when dealing with conflict.
Of course, passive aggression and a relationship/marriage/living with a roommate/whatever don’t usually mix too well (as you can read about here and here). I will usually internalize issues I have, thinking they’re individually not worth putting up a fight over, until I’m so overwhelmed with pet peeves that I end up exploding over something like having peas instead of broccoli as a side for dinner.
It’s the turn of the seasons, though, and with that, comes a renewed outlook on my approach to life. And since I don’t like directly addressing problems or concerns that I have in a normal, healthy manner, I’ve resorted to singing my issues instead.
Take this one, for example, from this past weekend:
Why isn’t Daddy #1
Making the beeeeeed?
I make it all week looooong
And take you on all your walks
He can at least make it
Once and a whiiiiiile….!
(So, not only am I singing–and not making much of an effort at rhyming–but I’m singing to the dog instead of my husband.)
This is me breaking out of my non-confrontational shell. At least I’m verbalizing my issues now!
…This might cause more problems than it solves.