It wasn’t long ago that on any given day you would find me draped in dry-clean-only silk blouses, out for dinner three nights a week, and meeting friends for impromptu cocktails at 11:30 on a Tuesday night.  Ah the days of complete freedom and zero real obligations.  How blissfully ignorant I was of what it really meant to have a child – and while I look back fondly on the fun/crazy Nikita of days past, I can’t help but cringe at some of the things I know for a fact came out of my mouth pre-parenthood.

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Which brings us to this post: I have decided to use it as a way for my old-self to publicly apologize to my current-self in a bid to ensure that my current-self thinks before she speaks on topics about which she knows jack shit.  So here it goes.  I hereby openly apologize for saying all of the following things when I was a childless asshole:

“I can’t believe I just slept for 12 hours; I must have really been exhausted.”

“Who the hell makes dinner reservations for 6:30pm?”

“Ew – Sweatpants.”

“Sorry we kept your kid up past his bedtime; at least he will sleep in tomorrow.”

“These heels are super comfy.”

“Everyone needs to chill with the *schedules*.  When I have a baby, it’s going to be on MY schedule.”

“What is that kid doing at this restaurant?”

“It’s early – It’s only midnight”

“What kind of parent has to get a leash for their kid?”

“I’m totally never having kids.”

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Perhaps karma went to work with that last one – and while I wish I had a time machine and I could go back and tell my old self to shut the hell up, all I can do now is be grateful for the 20/20 view hindsight has given me.  Was I a douchey 20-something-year-old at one point?  Yeah, I guess I kinda was.  But now I’m the girl sitting beside you at the cool new dinner spot at 6pm, yawning as I eat my words from days past… And I have to say, I’m really happy to be here.




9 Comments Add yours

  1. nhoderewski says:

    Perfectly said lady

    1. oohnikita says:

      Thank you! Hopefully there will be no more public apologies needed in my future lol

  2. Ha Ha.. Niki… (62+ years later I still count myself fortunate in my bliss – I get to visit some kids and come home to my fishie – who is very happy to see me and dances for me) – You are doing an awesome job of being a Mom and writing about it………I love your stories – everyone around me is having Boys….too

    1. oohnikita says:

      There are definitely days when all I want is a quiet home and a dancing fish haha. But I’ll keep writing stories about the craziness that is life with a 15-month-old – there is joy in both our realities! ☺️

  3. Wanderslutt says:

    Love the perspective!

    1. TheRebelMama says:

      Glad you enjoyed it! X

  4. Anai F says:

    Just found your blog via a post on my timeline ‘SLEEP TRAINING, BREASTFEEDING, AND MINDING YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS.’ Thank you for beautifully articulating what has been on my mind since I became a mama 5 months ago. Freaking awesome. This post is equally as amazing. Kudos.

    1. TheRebelMama says:

      Awesome – that’s so great to hear! Thank you for reading 😊 More to come.. I promise!

  5. Mom says:

    So I hope you have learned to not judge until you walk the road to being a true parent.

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