30 People Respond With Their Pettiest Reason To Choose A Childfree Lifestyle

Published 7 months ago

If you ask someone who has chosen a child-free lifestyle what motivates this decision, they may respond with an answer such as finances, overpopulation, or some such practical reason.

However, no matter the main motivation, everyone has their own less common personal reasons that may slightly influence the decision too. So when one netizen inquired “What is your pettiest reason for not wanting kids?”, the responses received were quite interesting as you can see below. 

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#1 I take pride in proving wrong every one that said I’d change my mind

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devotedtodreams: This applies to me because I’ve known since my early teens that I didn’t want kids. The “you’ll change your mind” argument was made often, but I was never convinced because I knew with all my heart and soul it wasn’t what I wanted. Hell, back in university/college (never sure which one’s correct), a classmate said he’d make a bet that in 10 years, I’d be a mother. I took that bet with a s**t-eating grin because it’s an easy win. Haven’t seen him since, but I’m still winning!

#2 My cat would hate it if she had to share me

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Amelia JadeI thought this too. My cat was the center of my world and so spoiled. When I had my first kid, I was so worried that she’d be upset. But she adored my daughter. I have so many cute pics of them together.

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#6 I love my freedom. I want to go out one evening on the whim? I can just do it. I can travel during term time, sleep in, walk around the house in just my knickers and a t-shirt lol

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#7 I like to be alone.

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Turtles (She/her)Teen gurl here – totally normal. I get u

#8 Might be cruel but every time my sister complains about how rowdy her kids get, I think ‘never going to be me’.

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Wysteria_RoseIt would be cruel if you said it to her face. It’s not cruel to have honest feelings. There are plenty of times I see my friend who had twins the first time and then proceeded to have two more that I am VERY relieved that I don’t have that many.

#13 I like money, silence and a tidy house.

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devotedtodreamsMe too. After a long day at work, coming home to my apartment where no one else lives but me is such a beautiful thing, perfect for recharging those social batteries :)

#14 I’m not done being a kid myself. Making up for lost time during my childhood now.

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Wendy Forrest: Can we change the question as to why people want to have kids? Apart from mini me’s and immotality. Why not adopt the many unwanted children?

#19 I like delicate, pretty things. Children damage delicate, pretty things.

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pug nose curly tail: Children will break an anvil. Mother of 4 here.

#20 F**k the patriarchy is my pettiest reason, but I don’t really have a reason I’m just not interested – the fact that there’s a lot of advantages to that lifestyle is just a great bonus

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ADHORTATOR: That’s ok, if you don’t want kids, don’t have them – no other reason needed

#25 Sleeping in/going to bed late

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sbjBeing able to do what I want to, when I want to

#26 I enjoy my quiet peace and copious amounts of sleep. Kids would ruin both.

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#27 It hurts. I don’t want to ruin my body. I HATE bodily fluids (snot/pee/vomit/s**t), I do not want any of that disgusting mess near me (that includes pet’s fluids too).

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#28 It’s something of an official “F U” to the religious upbringing I had telling me the ultimate purpose for uterus bearers like myself was becoming a STAH broodmare

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Mrs. Ginger McSarcasmStay at home broodmare. Now that’s a statement.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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