Those of you without a sense of humor might think that I take this issue a little too seriously — demanding that society change to meet the needs of the voluntarily childless and all that. But being sans-offspring involves more than just bitching and complaining. We also have a sense of humor — and there’s nothing more fun for a no-kidder than taking a poke at the breeders!Click here for reuse options!
It seems that parents always want to tell us child-free folks about the many fantastic reasons for having kids — all of which usually revolve around holidays, birthdays, trips to the zoo, and what an angel that little bologna-loaf is while sleeping (with little mention of the noise and mess that accompany the remaining waking... Read More
I have chosen not to have human children — but that doesn’t mean I don’t have kids. My babies are small and hairy and poop in a box (which could probably be said for some people’s biological offspring too!) I know that many parents get bent out of shape when you suggest that you don’t... Read More
If you spend any time around child-free crowds (and I’m talking about those who’ve intentionally chosen not to have kids, not folks who couldn’t for biological reasons or simply haven’t gotten around to it yet) — you’re likely to hear some not-so-affectionate nicknames for other people’s offspring. You might think that this is sort of... Read More
I have had a number of parent-pals ask me what “breeder bingo” was all about. It’s a fun little game we no-kidders play with those who think that (with enough bullying) they can convert us to their way of thinking and convince us to have kids. For those of you who have never had your... Read More
Quite often, our child-free discussions with friends about parenting veer off into one of two directions — either the “you-wouldn’t-believe-this-breeder-I-had-to-deal-with-yesterday” style rant, or the “thank-God-that-isn’t-me-we-just-went-to-the-theater-and-discovered-this-great-Ethiopian-restaurant-want-to-go-hiking-this-weekend?” celebration. But occasionally, they blend seamlessly together into a bit of no-kidding poetry. This was one of those occasions. Read MoreClick here for reuse options!