Do you remember your pre-mommy self? Parenting is the most rewarding type of exhaustion you can feel. You love your kids more than words can express. But they’ve changed you. Mostly for the better. But, if it seems like you’ve gone from pretty little party girl to parent with a pooch (and we’re not talking about Fido here), you’re not alone. Blogger behind Dad and Buried, Mike Julianelle, got internet-famous, in the parenting sphere, for his photos of things that have been ruined since having kids. Well, he’s at it again with #GotToddlered.
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Wanna see something REALLY scary? Here’s me, before and after I had kids! Want to play along? This October, I’m opening up @gottoddlered to your submissions of your scariest “Before and After Kids” pics! If you’re not afraid, send your photos – and your IG name if you want me to share it – to firstname.lastname@example.org and let the nightmares begin! . . . #gottoddlered #parenting #beforeandafter #kids #moms #dads #momlife #dadlife #parenthood #halloween #life
Julianelle, who is the father of two, posted side by side pics of himself pre-kids and post-kids. The Instagram photos took off and plenty of other parents joined in.
Posting on Instagram using the #GotToddlered hashtag, parents have been showing us all what having kids has done to them — at least, in the looks department. Even though the photos fall under the “got toddlered” theme, they’re not all about two-year-olds.
Sure, a tantrumming toddler can take the umm…spring out of your step and those sleepless nights (filled with requests for another story or yet another sippy cup of water) can zombify you. But kids, at any age, can give you that distinctive look. You know which one we’re talking about. It’s the one that screams, “I’m a parent.”
How have your looks changed since having kids? Tell us in the comments below.