Brooklyn Blogger, Mike Julianelle, knows all too well how life changes after having kids. He often writes about life with toddlers and kids on his blog, Dad and Buried, but during the month of October he asked his readers and Instagram followers to share how their lives have changed since having kids by posting pics to Instagram with the hashtag #gottoddlered. These tired, worn out, not-so-cool-anymore parents did not disappoint, and their pictures are truly worth a thousand words.
10 Hilarious #gottoddlered Instagram Pics That Show Parents’ Lives Before and After Having Kids:
1. (Before) A glass of wine with friends just for fun // (After) A glass of wine for the sake of sanity
This submission from @rachel_alderman shows the harrowing journey from leisurely enjoying that drink to doing WHATEVER IT TAKES TO INGEST SOME ALCOHOL! No judgment here, Rachel. I’ve taken to wearing a beer helmet for easy access! . . . #gottoddlered #parenting #beforeandafter #kids #moms #dads #momlife #dadlife #parenthood #halloween #life #parenthood #drinking
2. (Before) NFL Game Day party with friends // (After) Dress up party at home with the kiddo
3. (Before) Footloose and fancy free // (After) Foot in the face
4. (Before) Night on the town // (After) Mom and Me playdate
5. (Before) Partying hard // (After) Napping hard
6. (Before) Modeling // (After) modeling patience
#gottoddlered #motherhood Left: 23 years old me, at the prime of my youth. Trying my luck at amateur modelling *ahem* feeling too fat at the slightest increase of weight. 💃 Right: 30 years old me, one caesarian cut away. Always sleep deprived. I don't care gimme that ramen. 👩👦 Note: Still won't exchange what I have now with my younger self. And I have pretty dope make up skill to cover up my persistent dark circles anyway 👀
7. (Before) Calm eyes // (After) Crazy eyes
8. (Before) “Looks like you’ve got your hands full” // (After) “Looks like you’ve got your hands full”
9. No before pic for this guy, but he definitely #gottoddlered.
This gentleman didn’t send a “Before” pic – or an IG handle – but I’m fairly confident he didn’t walk around with animal stickers on his face before he had children. But what do I know, maybe his wife is a freakkkkkkk! . . . #gottoddlered #parenting #beforeandafter #kids #moms #dads #momlife #dadlife #parenthood #halloween #life #parenthood
10. And yes, it’s even happened to Carrie Underwood.
I couldn’t be more excited to share with you part of the latest video from @CALIAbyCarrie starring amazing CALIA women as they show off how they #StaythePath. Thank you again, ladies…it’s been a while since I’ve felt so inspired. It’s a beautiful reminder that #EveryPathStartsSomewhere! Visit caliastudio.com to see the full video. @melmarie_316 @jessicamiro @jessica_h_mantooth @lisasantroch @sarah_thebeautyhunter @singolinspeedstacker @flipfanatics @kariofitness @goalfit4life @lv2flp21 @TheresaNoelleT @charesehorn @tealmarie17 @itssydneylouise @jackd_fitness @geauxgurl