Though most parents will tell you that having children is a blessing, they’ve likely felt at times as if it was a curse as well.
Nothing’s more rewarding than sweet little kisses or a nice “I love you” from your little ones, but nobody can deny that having kids definitely takes its toll, physically and mentally. Whether they’re keeping Mom and Dad up at night as babies or giving them zero personal space ever, kids prove every day with their antics that being a parent is no easy feat.
That’s what father-of-two Mike Julianelle, the creator of a blog called Dad and Buried, set out to showcase when he created the Instagram account, Got Toddlered.
1. On October 12, he was the first to share a side-by-side photo of himself before and after becoming a dad. He’s also the first to admit that parenthood has been rough on his appearance.
2. Others quickly followed suit, submitting their own photos of before and after they jokingly say their children “ruined” them.
3. “Obviously, it’s meant to be lighthearted, and no one is seriously blaming their children for the state of their faces or lives,” Julianelle told HuffPost.