If you're currently living your life child-free then consider the images you're about to see a reason to make sure you're absolutely ready to change that.
If you ask most parents they'll tell you that parenthood is an incredible thing, because it is! Having and raising children is a beautiful adventure but that's not all there is to it. It's pure chaos, honestly. You can trust me, I'm a mom, and any parent out there will find every single one of these photos 100% easy to relate to. Before children grace your families, your lives are often care-free. You're free to do a lot. Go to the movies late at night, double fist alcohol, sleep in... I really miss sleeping in.
Afterwards, there's a lot of bodily fluids, coffee (so much coffee,) and countless hours of horrible cartoons. Don't get us wrong, the chaos and mess are all smooshed in between cuddles, snuggles, and love but there is no denying that the visual representations of life before and after children are hilarious. The folks that run the Instagram page "Got Toddlered" had a great idea and they ran with it, and if you know what it's like you can submit photos to them as well! Parents everywhere know what this chaos is like, embrace this opportunity to feel a little less crazy.
Life was simple before the babe.
The look on mum's face says it all: I'm so, so tired.
Say goodbye to the club life and embrace exhaustion and what it's like to be a human bed to little, sticky children.
Set down the glass, you're going to want to party in the bedroom now.
Before: bright and chirpy. After: So, so tired.
Mom tend to wear a whole lot less make up. C'est la vie.
90% of your selfies will have children in them after you've been toddlered.
Who has time to blow their nose when the children are scampering around? Just shove a tissue in there and keep going.
Drinking used to be so fun, didn't it?
We may not glam up as often but there's a twinkle in her eye.
They're worth it, folks. I swear.
No more looking fly in the club, you've got chubby babes in the back seat.
You're just a part of the photo now. The smallest part.
They're a lot more tired after kids.
Having a baby can turn you into a recluse who just needs to snuggle up in a blanket and avoid society.
See, it's not all bad. Becoming a parent makes your smile bigger.
It also brings some cynicism to your life. You can see it in her eyes.
What a difference 9 years can make, right?
Life is full of a lot more pouting.
Hey, you look mom-glamorous, it's okay.
Your smile is different but it's so worth it.
We've all made this face.
See where kissing gets ya!
From going out and about to drinking coffee. Lots... and lots of coffee.
You've never smiled like you do now. Your smile today says, "my kid just did something gross. oh well."
Christmas with the fam means less booze and more snuggles.
Forget fancy dresses. 90% of the time you'll be in yoga pants and a sweatshirt.
They drain your energy.