Watching cartoons on Sunday…

I watch cartoons almost daily.¬† No, really, I do. ūüėȬ† Why?¬† Well, the reasons are many as well as both simple and complex.¬† For example, today I am watching cartoons (or rather listening at the moment), because I need to hear something familiar as well as I like to hear and see¬†how life problems can be solved within two 11-minute segments–this¬†is a possibility that¬†makes me happy.

Actually, I don’t watch all cartoons.¬† To be quite frank, I have no idea what cartoons are actually on cable television these days (I am not a fan of what I have seen in the past, so…).¬† I am more a PBS¬†kind of¬†lady (You Go WGBH Boston!).¬† For example, I am an enormous fan of¬†Marc Brown’s Arthur the Aardvark and¬†Norman Bridwell’s Clifford the Big Red Dog.¬† I appreciate¬†cartoons that have substance¬†and tackle¬†the issues that children may face in their everyday lives as well as more significant/traumatic events (such illness and death).

Watching cartoons reminds me that¬†even the problems that I face as an adult are solvable.¬† Yes,¬†adult problems¬†may seem more challenging than those addressed on¬†a children’s show.¬† However, what cartoons such as Arthur teaches¬†the viewer is that all problems can be addressed and solved¬†with the support of others and through¬†taking responsibility for one’s part…¬†no matter how old you are. ūüėČ

So, today I¬†am watching Arthur. ūüėȬ† It makes me happy.¬† It¬†reminds me to be real.¬† It¬†encourages my child/playful mind… And no matter how many times I have¬†watched every episode, I¬†manage to learn something new.¬† So, perhaps you should give it a try too. Today is as good¬†a day as any to¬†try…

Season 1, Episode 1: Arthur’s Eyes

(Deals with having difficulty of change and being verbally bullied.)

Season 15, Episode 2 (I believe) Prunella the Pack Rat

(Deals with the issue of hoarding as well as recycling and global warming.)

Hope you enjoy!