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 that not having kids is the way to go. When faced with criticism or disdain, they reply not with anger or excuses but with funny 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
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1 year ago

Better to know that BEFORE having kids.

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1 year ago

This should be #1

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

i can relate

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The memes mostly center around the idea that those people whose life choices includes no kids, 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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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Same.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Aww those are 2 gorgeous pups.

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

Basketbabe!

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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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Arno Nüüm
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1 year ago

This should be standard.

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

Gorgeous! Dogs are so much better than kids.

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Troux
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Sarah is the best!

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Norah MacPhee
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1 year ago

Change that to a cat and it's definitely me

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A B C
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

This, this is it.

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Neon Petra
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1 year 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
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1 year 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 no regrets. And what helps you keep a smile on your face? That’s right. Memes! And lots of them.

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Adam a
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1 year ago

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Not 27 it is 72.

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Maria Rohlen
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1 year ago

Oh so true!

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knittin' kitten
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1 year 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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Florencia Renedo
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1 year ago

Absolutely!!!

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1 year ago

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Carrie de Luka
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Perfect time to be alive!

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

That's genius. I need to make one!

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Kobitka-artworks Tumblr
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1 year ago

and then u hear that is something wrong with you :'D

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I miss a good sleep.

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Neon Petra
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1 year ago

"I can buy what I actually WANT!"

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Neon Petra
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Works with cats as well, I just checked.

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

Good job! :)

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1 year ago

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Sure, one one want's to go to Africa?

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Hendra Lim
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1 year ago (edited)

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

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Sometimes lol, jk. As much as my kids are hard work I will never regret having them. They are my world.

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Ellie
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1 year ago

I laughed way too hard at this.

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

I certainly don’t miss nappies.

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1 year ago

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Michael Cera is on birth control?

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TD Baker
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1 year ago

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ummm, this one is kind of sad, the bottom pic is a bit pathetic.

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

Ugh. The horror.

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Holli Burman
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1 year ago

I had 4 kids, whom are all out of the house, and those were the best/worst years of my life.

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SykesDaMan
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Okay then! bill-gates...59af3b.jpg bill-gates-family1-5d511fb59af3b.jpg

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