Alan and I used to watch TV together most afternoons after school and most Saturday mornings. There were a few shows we fought over, but for the most part, we took turns based on what the regularly scheduled program was. We didn't have a DVR, so we had to watch whatever was on. To make it even more frightening, we didn't have a VCR or a remote. We had to watch basic cable and change the channels with our hands like cavemen! WAIT! I remember...we actually laid on the floor in front of the TV and changed channels with our feet so we didn't have to get up. Commercials were a good time to go to the bathroom or get snacks.
In honor of International Animation Day, Lisa and I are listing our ten favorite cartoons, past or present. You are encouraged to join in and link up your own post.
I've decided to go with five cartoons of my past and five of my present. I don't always watch the cartoons with my kids, but I frequently end up in the same room with them, so I know what they're watching. Just like back in the day, some choices are more palatable than others. However, the ways of watching are much different.
We have a DVR, so I record certain cartoons for my kids. I only keep the most recent 5 episodes so as not to take up all the space. They are allowed to watch their shows and then delete them so new ones can record. They almost don't know what commercials are because of the way their programs record. If they need a bathroom break or a snack break, they pause the TV so they don't miss anything important!
5 Cartoons I Watched as a Kid
- Care Bears
- My Little Pony
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- He-man/She Ra
- G. I. Joe
5 Cartoons I Don't Hate Today
- Mia and Me-This has an actual story line from episode to episode. I feel lost if I miss an episode! LOL!
- Wild Kratts-My kids have learned so much about animals from this show. Just the other day, Benjamin crept around the sidelines at Henry's soccer game with his rear in the air, pretending to be a honey badger and spraying me!
- Mike the Knight
- Team Umizoomi
- Doc McStuffins-Frances was to be a vet, so she claims this is like research.
5 Cartoons I Hope I Never Have to Watch Again
- Dora the Explorer (or Diego)
- Sid the Science Kid
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