My Name is Shpresa I am 38 years old and a mother of 3 wonderful sons. Other than that, it is hard for me to say who I am or what I like because I do not know. I grew up in a small village somewhere in Kosovo and went to school until 9th grade. After school, I stayed at home and helped my mother and the other women in my family to create a perfect household. And I waited to get married. Thinking back on ending school so early and all the opportunities I missed deeply saddens me.
Anyway, please allow me to tell you about my daily life…
I wake up at 6 a.m. and make breakfast for my family. I bake fresh bread every single day. When breakfast is ready I wake up my children and help them to get ready for school. While dressing them I think of all the wishes I got for giving birth to three boys and of the fact that I do not have a daughter. I would have loved to have one but knowing that she might have had the same fate as me I am glad to have three sons. There comes my husband expecting a warm meal and ready to complain about everything I supposedly did wrong.
Before my children come home from school and after my husband leaves for work there is a time, where I get to be by myself. Going out on my own is inconceivable so during that time, I like to secretly read my sons school books so I can help them if they have questions. But admittedly I have some difficulties when it comes to the homework of my oldest.
After my kids come home from school and eat lunch I ask them to do their homework sadly none of them really listens to me. Sometimes it feels like they lost their respect for me. But then again when my husband yells at them they finally start doing their homework.
My day continues as I clean up everything and think of what I should cook for dinner and it ends as I wash the dishes and make everyone’s bed. I do not have to plan the next day in my head as I lie on my bed because it is the same as today and the same as yesterday.
So that was my day. Thank you for spending it with me.
I would have loved to tell you about a more interesting everyday life, where I tell you about raising my sons with confidence and how my husband and I are a wonderful team. Or how good it feels to be able to earn your own money and spending some time doing the things I like.
But unfortunately, my name is Shpresa I am 38 years old, a mother to 3 wonderful sons and other than that, it is hard for me to say who I am or what I like because I do not know.
prepared: Dardane Bajrami