Growing up I watched cartoons, especially on the weekends. I would suspect, the vast majority of us growing up in the U.S. did the same. Looney Tunes was certainly my favorite. Thanks to Bugs and gang I do a mean Elmer Fudd, or so I’ve been told.
This morning, as I sit on my couch holding Little A I think back to my past. I mean no offense to Boom or Cartoon Network, but cartoons today just aren’t the same. Fortunately we get PBS Kids. Curious George is my favorite and it captures the attention of the little guy. Not to mention its educational.
I’m still up in the air about the Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That, but one thing new parents learn is you go with what works. Little A likes it, so daddy likes it.
Growing up I wanted to be a paleontologist. Need I say anymore about Dinosaur Train? Yes, it’s a stretch to believe a pterodactyl would keep a tyrannosaurus rex as a child of her own, but work with me on this one. As far as I’m concerned, dinosaurs and kids works every time.
I am glad today’s cartoons aim for the educational. I’m not sure what I learned from Looney Tunes other than when running out into open air off a cliff don’t look down. Nothing happened to Bugs, Daffy, or a certain Wile E. Coyote until they looked down. Did anyone else notice this?
Regardless of my thoughts on cartoons these days I’m glad for one thing, the time spent with Little A. I suspect as he gets older and becomes more aware cartoon watching will become more entertaining for me. However, nothing replaces a good book.
Am I’m missing any cartoons either from today or the past that are worth mentioning?