Parents Share Hilariously Honest Photos of Life Before and After Having Kids

 

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Becoming a parent changes you in profound ways. You now have a child in tow, of course, and your relatively carefree lifestyle has experienced a giant shift. Maybe you went from staying out until 2 AM to now turning off the lights at 9 PM, and, to top it all off, your favorite shirt is covered in spit-up. Sometimes parenting can feel isolating, but thanks to the Got Toddlered Instagram, it doesn't have to. The account offers a hilariously honest depiction of this challenging time by sharing photos from other parents experiencing the same thing.

Got Toddlered best illustrates the massive difference from being a non-parent to having kids—typically aged one to three years old. Whether your child is curious, mischievous, or loves to be active, they are sure to keep you on your toes. But don't think Got Toddlered forgot about newborns. The account shows just how exhausting life with a brand new baby is, too. For every adorable daddy-daughter dress up is a mom who is holding a small baby and looking tired… so very, very tired. It’s a reminder that parenting is no small feat and you, along with all moms and dads, deserve a day off every once and awhile. Or, at the very least, a massage!

Scroll down for some of our favorite before-and-after parenthood photos. For more funny parenting moments, make sure you follow Got Toddlered on Instagram.

Life before parenthood and life after having children looks very different, and the Instagram account Got Toddlered makes it abundantly clear.

 

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Take a look at all the hilariously honest photos of life before and after having kids.

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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