What’s with the “stick figure family” fad?

Okay, I have to blog about this. What is with the stick figure family decals I keep seeing on cars lately?

When I saw one for the first time, I thought, “Weird. Not sure why you would want everyone to know you have a wife, kid and dog. But sure.” Definitely thought they were strange, but didn’t really pay much attention to them. Then these stick figure families became more and more common.

You started seeing stickers of less traditional families like the single mom, a woman with a dog, or the crazy cat lady.

stick family, crazy cat lady

Not sure if this woman was trying to be funny, or if she’s actually proud.

It seems nowadays you can get a stick family decal for just about anything – lesbian moms, a cheating dad, and desperate singles with “position open” signs.

stick family sticker, dad and girlfriend

There’s a lot going on here. Wouldn’t this be more distracting than cute?

The more popular these stickers became, the more people tried to be funny with them. Apparently, you can go online and customize your family sticker to your personal preference.

stick family sticker, position open, single

Is that supposed to be a dog? It looks weird. :S

Even though people have the option to order customized family stickers online, I still see the traditional family stick figures more than anything else. The typical mom, dad, kids and pets. Some stickers have individual names for each member; others just say “the Wilsons,” “the Thompsons,”… “the Narcissists” or whatever.

stick family sticker

Am I the only one who doesn’t see the point of these stickers?

My question is, why? Why do people feel the need to tell others they have a wife, kid and dog? Why would a woman want to announce that she’s unmarried with 15 cats?

It doesn’t make your minivan look cute, because – this just in – if you’re a terrible driver, the smiley faces on your car won’t make us okay with your shitty parking or rude driving habits. The moment you cut us off, we’re thinking:


And these stickers are usually on minivans, SUVs or some other family-sized vehicle. Come on. Let’s think about this. If you drive a minivan, are the stickers really necessary?

stick figure family sticker, funny quotes, sarcastic quotes

While I was looking online for inspiration to write this rant, I thought if I ever had to get a family sticker on my car, I’d probably order something like this:

funny stick figure family, zombie, we ate your family

My obsession with Walking Dead is starting to show.

As someone who doesn’t have any kids, and wouldn’t feel the need to tell a bunch of strangers about them if I did, I leave you all with this very funny but true thought.funny quotes about stick figure family stickers


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    • Gracie on August 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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    lol…love this. I was thinking the same thing. Way to advertise your personal life to the whole world. You might as well put your SIN# and your address on the back while your at it…Your license plate already shows your birth month!…why stop there.?

    1. Exactly, right? lol Glad you liked this post. Always happy when you’re entertained by my rants.

    • Amber on September 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm
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    They should make a car decal like that! THAT’s the one I would put on my car.

    1. Agreed! Same here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you were amused.

    • H on June 8, 2016 at 1:35 am
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    • mikal shone on October 30, 2017 at 9:57 am
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    thats fabulous! how you carried out all things well

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