Sunday, 18 September 2016

Reasons 33 to 100 of 100 reasons people decide not to have children (in this day and age)

So folks, as mentioned in my previous posting (Reasons 11 to 32 of 100 reasons people decide not to have children), I will be finishing off this series, with this, the last posting, listing the final less detailed and elaborate reasons, people might decide not to have offspring. 

Here is, reasons 33 to 100 of 100 reasons people decide not to have children (in this day and age)

Having a child might mean/cause:

33. Less sex (since you will be exhausted all the time)
34. Lack of sleep/sleep deprivation
35. An unhealthy diet (since you are so pressed for time that fast food becomes the norm)
36. Depression 
37. Anxiety
38. Premature ageing
39. No alone/personal time (even having time to take a shower alone could be challenging)

Having no kids means being able to look forward to:

40. An early retirement (if you so wish)
41. A yard free from ugly red, blue and yellow plastic furniture, slides, jungle gyms et cetera. 
42. Long bubble baths in the evening 
43. Relaxing with a glass (or bottle) of wine after work
44. Sleeping late on weekends
45. Adult Christmas, New Year's or dinner parties
46. A flourishing career (if you wish to put the hours in)

Having no children means never having to:

47. Hire a babysitter or ask your friends/family to look after your kids (just so you can leave the house)
48. Put your foot in a school yard ever again (if you so wish)
49. Hide your head in shame when your kid blabs out an embarrassing secret about you
50. Watch Barney the dinosaur (unless you are into that sort of thing)
51. Stick a suppository up someone else's butt (again I say, unless you are into that sort of thing)
52. Brush someone else's teeth or wipe their rear end
53. Awaken to the sounds of a screaming baby (unless you choose to babysit another child that is)

Being child-free means you will:

54. Have the money to be able to further your own studies if you so wish
55. Actually have the time to study further
56. Be able to take up interesting hobbies and pursue other interests
57. Most likely live longer (due to less stress and worries)
58. Be able to wear nice clothes and have expensive furniture without worrying that they will be ruined 
59. Have peace and quiet at home (unless you, yourself feel like making some noise by blaring the stereo at high volume)
60. Have more time to spend with/on your pets
61. Have more space/money to adopt (and save) shelter animals

Not ever being pregnant means that, in addition to the points mentioned already in point 6:

62. You won't have to endure nine months of bloating
63. You won't have to experience morning sickness
64. You won't have to experience the agony that is childbirth

If you remain childless, come retirement age you will:

65. Have enough money to retire comfortably
66. Not have to worry about your adult children needing to move in with you again (due to job loss etc.)
67. Not have to face the reality of a possible dead beat child (who never even moved out) still living with you
68. Not have to face your children bickering over where you will live or whom you will live with
69. Be able to retire to/in any destination you wish (since you won't have kids forcing you to stay in the towns they are living, because it is "safer" and/or "more practical")
70. Not have to endure being treated like a child by your now adult children (I see this happening all the time and I find it so ironic)

Childless couples never have to worry that after their death:

71. Their children will bicker amongst each other about who gets what
72. Their grandchildren will feel as if their siblings or cousins got more than they did (in the will)
73. Their children will fight over possession of "the family house" or "the family jewellery" 
74. Their children will be able to cope (mentally and financially)
75. Their children will (ever) be hurt
76. Their grandchildren will (ever) be hurt

And finally, in general, childless couples don't have to face/worry about:

77. Anyone, ever teasing or bullying their kid
78. Their child getting pregnant (or getting someone pregnant) while still in school or studying
79. Their child falling into the wrong crowd
80. Their child doing or becoming addicted to drugs
81. Their child becoming ill
82. Their child being born with a disability/special need
83. Their child not "fitting" in
84. Their child making good grades
85. Their child getting into trouble at school 
86. Their child getting arrested (see point 9)
87. Their child getting into a fight with another child
88. Their child turning against them
89. Their children turning against each other
90. Their child dating someone they (the parents) don't like
91. Their child marrying someone they (the parents) don't like
92. The costs of a child's wedding
93. The costs of having to buy a child their first car
94. The burden of having to clean up after a small child or lazy older child (or adult child)
95. The burden of having to do endless mounds of child created washing and ironing
96. The burden of having to help raise and look after their children's children (grand kids)
97. The hassle of having to teach their children to drive
98. The hassle of having to deal with teenage mood swings and hormones
99. The hassle of having to deal with toddlers in their terrible two's
100. The ungratefulness and selfishness modern teens/children tend to exhibit

And there you have it, 100 reasons why some people decide that it is better for them not to have children.  

As I have stated before, I have no problem with kids and I adore my nieces and nephews, however having children is just something that some people were just not meant for. 

I hope you enjoyed this series. 

Till next time

Debbie Nel

Mortal Life Modes

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