The romantic notion of owning a white picket fence house and raising several rambunctious rosy-cheeked kids is something that intuitively appeals to me. However, far from everybody has the same dreams that I do — and to each their own.

There are more and more people out there who reject the standard family narrative and firmly believe they’re not meant to have children. When faced with criticism or disdain, they reply not with anger or excuses but with memes. And who here doesn’t like a good meme or two?

Bored Panda has hand-picked the very best memes made by people who don’t want to have kids, all for your entertainment. Whatever side of the (white picket) fence you’re on, regarding the topic of having children, I hope that you’ll enjoy the jokes. So scroll down, upvote your favorite memes, and tell us in the comments which ones made you laugh the loudest. When you’re all done with this article, why not have a glance at Bored Panda’s other hilarious list about people who prefer pets over kids, as well as our post about older people and whether or not they regret not having had kids.

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varwenea 2 months ago

Better to know that BEFORE having kids.

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Full Name 2 months ago

This should be #1

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Ruby 2 months ago

This one made me laugh and I have three kids.

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The memes mostly center around the idea that those people who choose not to have kids do so because they enjoy having more freedom and money. They also poke fun of the fact that society keeps pressuring them to have children who are a huge responsibility to take care of and expensive to raise.

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Me too, always rather show me pictures of dogs!

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Foxxy 2 months ago

Aww those are 2 gorgeous pups.

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knittin' kitten 2 months ago

This is gold right here

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The New York Times determined the reasons why more people are opting out of having more kids. The 2018 survey conducted by Morning Consult shows that the number one reason why people are having fewer children than their ideal number is money. Or rather, a lack of money. 64% of respondents said that childcare is too expensive. 54% also mentioned wanting to spend more time with the kids they already have; 49% were worried about the economy; and 44% can’t afford more children.

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Zori the degu 2 months ago

One of my back-up career plans is opening a bakery. 100% would spend a few dozens of dollars to have this sign ordered in a personified, metal, "Nostalgic Art" style version. I would then nail it to the front door. No, even better. I'd have a sign reading: "Dear parents, you are responsible for your children's and your dogs' behaviour, as well as your own. If you disrupt the pleasant quiet atmosphere in any way, you'd be kindly asked to leave. The Staff."

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MissDemeanour 2 months ago

Gorgeous! Dogs are so much better than kids.

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Troux 2 months ago

DINK life!

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Meanwhile, it’s a fact that birth and fertility rates in the world are plummeting. Our World in Data has revealed the shocking fact that the global fertility rate has halved in the last half-a-century: up until 1965, on average, every woman in the world had more than 5 children; now the average woman has fewer than 2.5 kids.

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giovanna 2 months ago

Sarah is the best!

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Mom holding crying baby: He just needs to be changed.
Me: Yeah hopefully into a puppy or something quieter.

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Norah MacPhee 2 months ago

Change that to a cat and it's definitely me

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A B C 2 months ago

Wow, that's flooffy!

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According to the BBC, lower fertility rates are found in “more economically developed countries”, such as the United States, Australia, South Korea and most countries in Europe. The World Population Review has found that in 2019 the highest fertility rates are in Niger (an average of 6.95 children per woman) and Somalia (6.12 kids); the lowest rates are in South Korea (1.11 kids) and Taiwan (1.15 kids).

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Aaron Kara 2 months ago

This, this is it.

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Neon Petra 2 months ago (edited)

Well, the cat ain't gonna walk itself... but it WILL try to get out of that pram if it gets stressed. Watch out.

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Sammiche 2 months ago

I thought people would stop telling me "OH BUT YOU'RE SO YOUNG AND MIGHT CHANGE YOUR MIND" once I turned 30. I'm 36 now. Still hear it all the time.

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Whether you already have kids, want to have children or aren’t planning on having any, what’s important is being happy with your decision and living life with a smile on your face. And what helps you keep a smile on your face? That’s right. Memes! And lots of them.

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Phi 2 months ago

Hahaha!

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Daria B 2 months ago

And you know what's even sweeter of a sound? Someone else doing the dishes, while you're still snoozing. ♥

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knittin' kitten 2 months ago

I think parenthood should be better controlled. Why is it not illegal to have 8 10 12 kids? The earth has 19 births for every 8 deaths. We're so overpopulated were gonna breed out of existence.

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Carrie de Luka 2 months ago

Got to get me some of these.

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Kayd Williams 2 months ago

This is me in a nutshell

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Carrie de Luka 2 months ago

How I feel when asked to look at photos... or gender reveal parties! Please - only the parents really care. The rest of us just like a party.

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ravina nimje 2 months ago

Perfect time to be alive!

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Sivi 2 months ago

Gonna show this to the neighboring sheep farm XD

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MissDemeanour 2 months ago

Yep. Any idiot can breed, unfortunately.

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Zori the degu 2 months ago

Dogs are the correct choice! Dogs: 1, Kids: 0.

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Daria B 2 months ago

I have no kids. Wake up at six. (Job)

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Neon Petra 2 months ago

"I can buy what I actually WANT!"

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Neon Petra 2 months ago (edited)

Cat: *regrets life choices* Also isn't that a lot of kittens for one cat? (EDIT: Yep. I stuffed up there. You guys were right!)

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Arno Nüüm 2 months ago

Works with cats as well, I just checked.

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Zori the degu 2 months ago

Good job! :)

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SnowyLynx 2 months ago

I wish, which country you have in mind? ; )

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Hendra Lim 2 months ago (edited)

"hooman, why are you acting like that?" lol, the dog's face looks horrified

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Liam Walsh 2 months ago

Read 'Childfree and Loving It' by Nicki Defago. There are many parents who regret it but say nothing. She let people contact her anonymously with their stories as people are often too ashamed to admit that they wish they had never had children.

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Ellie 2 months ago

I laughed way too hard at this.

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Vinegar Husbands 2 months ago

sometimes I go through the baby isle to feel smug over all the shit I don't have to buy

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Kaisu 2 months ago

The best part about being a woman in a relationship with another woman is no need for birth control

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Jjjane20 2 months ago

This is me 🙄

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MissDemeanour 2 months ago

Ugh. The horror.

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Nia Loves Art 2 months ago

If you want people to respect your choice, you have to respect other people’s choice.

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PyroKitty 2 months ago

You can tell she doesn't have kids, her nails are still nice. (it's a joke)

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