Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram

We’ve got to hand it to her — Kandi Burruss’s mother has been looking ab fab recently. During the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, Mama Joyce came out and joined the ladies on the couches, only to reveal a dramatic 40-pound weight loss! She looked better and younger than ever, but what did Joyce actually look like as a young housewife?

Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram

Kandi answered that very question today (May 15) in a #ThrowbackThursday post to Instagram, which shows a toddler-aged Kandi with her mother during a shopping trip.

“#TBT remember when your mom would put you in the cart & you would be mad cuz you wanted to get out & run around... It looks like I just finished crying. Lol! Shout out to my mom & shout out to @Kmart!” Kandi captions the shot.

First off, can we just talk about how adorable baby Burruss is? This just gets us even more excited for Todd and Kandi’s (hopefully) coming bundle of joy! Now we wonder how big the head will be…

We kid. But speaking of Joyce, let’s discuss that sassy lady. The young mother looks fit and beautiful in her ‘70s-era floral dress — but we have to say that her face is almost exactly the same! Clearly she’s aged very well. The only qualm we have with this look is that mushroom haircut, a look that never really worked on anyone. Not your fault, Mama Joyce!

What do you think of this throwback pic? Tell us in the comments below.