About yelling

Trying to buckle Jackie in the car seat after swimming, both tired…

she kept trying to close the door on me and I kept saying “wait!” to no avail, so I yelled “WAIT!”

She cried.

I explained to her what happened, but unfortunately my tone was still raised.

In the car Jackie took the initiative and apologized for pulling the door on me and hurting me, to which I apologized for yelling at her. She replied with utmost seriousness : “Don’t yell at me. It’s ugly.”

She has a point. Yelling is ugly.