Parenthood is a joy-filled experience in many ways. But it’s not the path for everyone.
There’s a lot of bliss in the childfree experience as well, and many individuals and couples who have chosen not to have kids openly express their delight at this decision.
This is certainly true on Twitter anyway. We’ve rounded up 25 tweets from non-parents (and even a few parents) that capture the joy of a childfree life. Of course, not everyone is childfree by choice, but for those who are, these tweets may resonate.
Everyone who told me that I would change my mind about having kids is now telling me how lucky I am not to have kids.— Nina (I Stand With the WGA) Bargiel (@slackmistress) April 30, 2015
Any guilt over not having kids and cauterizing my vein of the family bloodline goes away when I can spend four hours on a Saturday reading a book.— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) January 19, 2019
Every bag of Doritos is family size when you're single and childless.— Annekinns (@Annekinns) April 5, 2014
When my friends tell me about the joys of having children, I'm always moved by just how tired they look— Atsuko Okatsuka (@AtsukoComedy) July 15, 2018
Just letting you childfree friends know that you are in the high season of parents envying your life. Second place is the tail end of Xmas break.— Claire Zulkey (@Zulkey) August 19, 2019
I still maintain that the best time to be single and childless is when you're going through airport security checkpoints.— TShaw (@MVPJunkie) December 28, 2020
Every moment of this child filled trip is an affirmation that I did the right thing by remaining deliberately child free— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) April 7, 2018
Maybe instead of calling women without children "Childless" we should call them "Well-rested"— Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) September 15, 2015
I'd be angry about Mother's Day, being an uncelebrated Childless myself, but really, every day but Mother's Day is Yay! I'm Childless! Day.— Mary Gillis (@living_marble) May 10, 2015
Being the only single childless person in my office is wild. My coworkers were detailing their busy weekends with family shenanigans and when my boss asked me what I did I said "went to the farmers market...that's pretty much it" 3 of my coworkers gasped and 1 cried.— McErin☘️ (@colleen_eileen) June 13, 2022
breaking generational curses by not having children >>>>>>>— Nani ✨11/24✨ (@lenubienne) August 14, 2022
isn’t it wild that people continue having children even though my niece already exists? like what’s the point????????— Scaachi (@Scaachi) June 20, 2019
Hey people that can sleep until noon, what's that like not having kids or dogs?— EnvyDaTropic™ (@envydatropic) December 31, 2014
I'm not having kids so I guess I'll have to settle for the only other true mark of adulthood: a Costco membership— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) November 3, 2017
don’t call it ‘not having children’ just tell people you aren’t kidding yourself— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) June 1, 2014
If you’re undecided about having kids, listen to someone cough for 8 years straight and see how you like it.— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) January 23, 2019
it’s valid to not want kids. it’s valid to also not want a career. it’s valid to want a peaceful, child-free cabin in the woods where you pick berries and never work again— ely kreimendahl (@ElyKreimendahl) May 30, 2022
The great thing about being an uncle is being able to give the kid back when they start crying 👶🏽— Rob Rolfe (@enterrob) November 10, 2015
It's weird that people are still having kids when the Internet provides us with baby otters that won't grow up to hate you.— Nina (I Stand With the WGA) Bargiel (@slackmistress) March 22, 2019
Being a single, childless woman in her 30's is terrible.— Cooper (@Cooperstreaming) September 9, 2022
All I ever do is exactly what I want, all the time.
“I'm not childless, darling. I am childfree.”— Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) March 19, 2019
You know what one of the things I miss most from my childfree days? Brunch. kids just don't get the combined meals.— Rhiana Maidenberg (@marriedwtoddler) February 17, 2013
Turns out being childless and unmarried in your 30s means spending a lot of time high, looking at your home from different angles, while imagining various arrangements of furniture.— Molly Ruben-Long (@mollyrubenlong) January 29, 2022
I'm 38 years old and childless and I'm shopping for a swing set for my backyard— Jess Fink 🌈🔥 (@JessFink) August 2, 2019
you can't tell me how to live
I like being an uncle because there's no such thing as a deadbeat uncle.— Matt Nedostup (@nedostup) November 8, 2017