When you have children, your life dramatically changes. Oh, you may think you understand how big of a lifestyle change awaits you, our darling summer Pandas, but nothing can really prepare you for parenting!
It’s a crazy voyage filled with severe obstacles, never-ending tiredness, and the general feeling that Chaos may be the underlying condition of the cosmos. Parties with friends and busy hobbies evolve into diaper changes and 5-minute naps wherever and whenever you can squeeze them in. But it’s all worthwhile in the end.
The ‘Got Toddlered’ Instagram feed is a fascinating digital archive that shows how drastic these changes can be. Parents send in images of themselves before starting a family, as well as photos of themselves after becoming parents. They’re amusing and relevant, and serve as a reminder that we’re all in this together! Pandas, please vote for your favorite photos. And if you’re a parent, we’d love to hear what advice you’d give to someone who is expecting their first kid.
We’re major fans of ‘Got Toddlered.’ After you’ve finished this list, make sure to check out our other articles here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Also, if you liked the photos, be sure to follow me on social media!
#1 From Being a Step Stool to Looking Cool.
#2 Only the baby is smiling for a reason.
#3 From Being Raised to Being Passed Out
Mike Julianelle from Brooklyn created the ‘Got Toddlered’ Instagram page. He’s also the inventor of the enormously successful ‘Dad and Buried’ social media initiative, as well as the ‘Dad and Buried’ podcast. He enjoys jokes, wit, and excellent humor.
“Look, I don’t dislike my kids, I just despise parenting,” Mike joked the last time Bored Panda chatted with him. That’s basically what it comes down to, and it’s the basis underlying all of my Dad and Buried content—my blog, Instagram, Facebook, podcast, and Got Toddlered account.”
#4 From being carried to being buried
#5 From everything put together to what the hell is going on.
#6 Poppin’ Bottles to Droppin’ Bottom Lips (How Cute Is That Kid?!).
Parenting is “difficult and irritating and expensive and hard and stressful and dull,” according to the founder of ‘Got Toddlered and ‘Dad and Buried.’
“And, while my boys are frequently all of those things, I don’t regret having children.” How could you propose such a thing simply because I occasionally make jokes and memes that give the impression!” During a previous interview, Mike told Bored Panda.
#7 Working It To Milking Tits
#8 From the movie, I’m On A Boat! To me, Too, Am A Boat!
#9 The transition from swimsuit model to pack mule is dramatic.
“I joke and troll my kids, and I trash and criticize parents and parenting, and myself, because that’s my sense of humor, and that’s what keeps me sane amongst the all-consuming hellscape of having to protect and nurture uneducated, unformed, self-destructive small human beings,” he explained.
Mike previously discussed how tough it might be to care for a full family rather than just oneself. “I recently had a job interview,” he told Bored Panda in 2019.
#10 Homes, too, may be tampered with!
#11 From Arms to the Ground! Take a look at that faceplant. Her child is also impressed!
#12 Shitfaced to Shit On:
“Job interviews are difficult no matter what stage of life you’re in, but having children increases the burden enormously.” I’m no longer simply providing for myself, and the stakes are considerably greater; the implications of failing a job interview are much more severe. “And getting there was difficult since I had to bring my kid,” he explained previously.
“Because we can’t afford childcare because I’m unemployed, I had to travel the train in a full suit on one of the hottest days of the summer, with my toddler on my lap or dozing next to me.” Fortunately, I didn’t have to bring him to the interview; instead, I dropped him off with my wife. “The practicalities of it all—the scheduling, the flying, the handoff, carrying a sleeping kid across Manhattan as perspiration poured off me like a waterfall, and so on—were tremendously hard,” Mike explained.
“None of this was perfect. But I had no choice; I had to put my best foot forward for the job in order to pay for my family and, more significantly, to move out of my residence. “I can’t take another minute of being a stay-at-home parent!” he joked.
#13 From dressing yourself like a wild animal to raising one.
#14 From Snow White to Grumpy, there is a character for everyone (For Obvious Reasons).
#15 From soaking in the rays of the sun to just getting soaked.
We’ve already discussed how to deal with parental weariness and how to identify if you’re ready to be a parent on this website. Ariane Sherine, a comedy writer, and single mother, recently told Bored Panda that parenting is a difficult yet rewarding job. Raising children may be exhausting: sleep deprivation, bad dietary choices, a lack of activity, and social interaction are all possibilities.
However, when their children grow and begin to attend school, their parents discover that they have more time to themselves. They may devote a few hours to pampering themselves, engaging in their favorite activities, working out, and socializing. And anything else they believe they might have missed out on when they were neck-deep in diapers and making aircraft noises with spoonfuls of peas (delicious!).
#16 From glitz to sweatpants. Look at the expression: “Good Mood Gone!”
#17 From Zombie to Real Zombie
#18 From Playboy Bunny to This Isn’t Funny!
“Your child will most likely grow out of whatever behavior they are demonstrating right now.” The first four years are the most challenging. But when they’re four, kids start school, and you get your life back for at least six hours a day. See if you can obtain some help each week, whether it’s from grandparents or paying a childminder. Use the additional time to indulge yourself and exercise self-care, whether that means getting a massage or simply taking a bath—do things you wouldn’t be able to do while caring for your child,” mum Ariane advised this website.
#19 From Blonde Bride to Barf Bag And look at that mean-mugging kid when he let it rip! “Would you like some?” That’ll teach Mom to reminisce about life before she became a parent!
#20 He’s Got Game To This Shit Lame
#21 From wearing hot pink to having her gut poked. These children have no shame!
She went on to say that she honestly feels that desire to have children is a crucial component of being a good parent. “If you don’t enjoy the idea of becoming a parent, you’re likely to detest having to prioritize your children.” Second, your love for them is what will get you through the tough times—and there will be tough moments. So do it because you know your life would be incomplete if you don’t,” she remarked, implying that parents will have to give up a lot of their time and energy for their children. There is no other option.
“You may not think you’re doing a good job, but is your child fed, clothed, warm, secure, happy, and loved? Then you’re doing fantastically well; give yourself some credit.”
#22 From Sexy French Maid to Plain Old Maid
#23 From a power tie to the loss of an eye.
#24 From Ready To Rock to Please Stop It.
Walking Outside in Slippers parenting writer Samantha Scroggin told Bored Panda that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to raising children. Every family is distinct. What works for one youngster may be the polar opposite of what another needs.
#25 Double-Fisting Was Once a Lot More Exciting.
#26 Tiara To Ferrero On New Year’s Eve
#27 From Style and Grace to Face Stickers (Why Did I Back Into This Rhyming Corner?
Meanwhile, The Modern Man’s dating and relationship expert Dan Bacon stated that one of the most significant changes in a parent’s life is that they would have significantly less extra time to accomplish the things they desire: their children want and require your attention.
“You are no longer a couple.” You are a couple who is also a parent. “It’s tough to appreciate what it’s like to be a parent without experiencing it yourself,” he told Bored Panda. Being accountable for others is at the heart of parenting. You must first take care of your family before you can think about taking care of yourself. Failure to do so may damage your connection with your children.
#28 From Namaste to Please Take Me Away!
#29 I honestly don’t know what I could tell which was the before picture if it weren’t for the baby. That first one screams “Dad.”
#30 From the Cleavage to the Leakage. Mastitis and “Damn Sis!” From the Hot Dress to the Hot Mess.
But don’t forget about yourself while you’re busy taking care of everyone else. You won’t be able to give your family your all if you’re operating on fumes. Asking for assistance and simply laughing at some related parenting stories and pictures will help you recharge. Remember, parents, are all in this together. No matter where they are in the world.