I (Mostly)Like Growing Older

I want my kids to see self-awareness and acceptance as the up sides of aging

A jar of quinoa nearly pushed me over the edge. There I stood, twisting the screw top with all my might, my face reddening, my cheeks puffed out as I took deep heaving breaths and emitted groans of strain. Harder and harder I gripped and twisted, twisted and gripped, at one point bracing the plastic jar between my knees. I yelled. I…