Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 316 – Some motherly thoughts

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My daughter is a cute midget who is growing up too fast. I sometimes am amazed of her progress and the choices she makes for herself. For instance her language choice is at least weird when you hear about our situation. For almost half a year now, she only wants to speak English; maybe because all of our friends are English speaking people or because she hears me speaking English a lot throughout...

Day 269 – Childless mother (part IV)

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Holding her daughter’s hand. Paralyzed with fear, invaded by memories. Seventeen years ago she was standing in a waiting room, similar to the one they were in now. Or maybe the tiles were just a little bit cleaner. She too was judging the women around her, she too was afraid of death and compromise. But she had to do it, her career was depending on her and also… also she didn’t...

Day 152 – Some sort of conversations with Ephia (Part II)

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Almost fours months ago, I wrote here, about some attempts to communicate with Ephia throughout the day. Let’s go back and compare how much did we achieve during this time, since she is joggling three different languages. – Good morning Ephia! How are you? – Heou! (Hello) Enough? raising her hands into the air for me to pick her up. We go towards the bathroom, her holding...

Day 122 – About helplessness

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When the being whom you have created suffers, all these mixed feelings come and circle around you, but mostly helplessness stocks you and doesn’t let go until the suffering is gone. As a mother, ever since my daughter was born, every time she is suffering from the smallest of things, I feel helpless and thus rage pays me a visit every time and I start building this huge pile of furious...

Day 108 – Funny potty training stories

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When you are raising a toddler there comes that moment when you have to introduce panties and the toilet to him or her. In my case I have started a while back but in a casual no pressure way. Some weeks ago, realizing that summer will be almost over soon, I said to myself I should raise the bar a little and get rid of diapers while in the house, hoping that by the end of the summer we can get rid...

Day 102 – About motherhood

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This is an awkward topic for me as I have understood ever since I have become a mother that my way is no one else’s way and that I am considered very annoying because I refuse to talk about it as well as receive any unasked for advice. But last night as I was watching my daughter dance with her father, I felt melancholic and found myself missing that little person who used to be inside of...

Day 14 – We teach our children to be ignorant

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Ever since I was little, I’ve always had a strong sense of justice. I used to nag adults all the time: because they smoked and drank too much, because they treated their children badly, because they didn’t look around them enough, because they could only see sadness and worries and not happiness and freedom and the list can go on for days. Sometimes when I attended grown-up parties...

Day 1 – Beginning

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Today, when I can say I have been breathing the air of my kind for three decades and one little year, I decided to start a new project. The idea of this project was born from the 365 Photography project. I wanted to see if I could do the same thing in writing. I noticed that at the end of each year we only draw a conclusion about what happened to us if it was a good or a bad year, but we cannot...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu