I don’t know for sure… but it seems to me that the cartoons they have on these days are getting dumber and dumber!
That can’t be good.
I feel like it “dumbs down my kids” when they watch it.
I used to enjoy sitting down and watching a cartoon with the boys every now and then, but today I realized that even the ones I thought were kind of funny a year or so ago, have “new episodes” and obviously new writers, they are awful.
What the heck?
Why can’t our kids enjoy some good cartoons in their childhood? Like I am sure most of us did. Although our moms probably thought the same things I am!
Admittedly, I am not a fan of the TV. Never have been. I have resented it most of my life. It took away the closeness of our family many years ago when my parents gave in to “social pressures” and bought a television.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I watch TV. But I can take it or leave it. In fact when I do find a good show that I like to watch… I can never remember to stop what I’m doing and go watch it, or even when it is on.
I did used to watch Dr. Phil while I made dinner, but haven’t seen him in over a year. And I truly admire Ceaser Malone (the Dog Whisperer) I could watch him all day! (But I have seen most of them now!) House, CSI, NCSI, The Closer, 24, Law and Order and American Idol are ones that I will watch if I come across them, but I am very sad at what they have for my kids to watch. I haven’t found any that I am happy about. At least on the kids channels.
I am not okay with them seeing kids as young as themselves “dating”. I just don’t think that is a good idea. Nor is talking about some of the stuff they talk about so openly. That content should be saved to hear from your parents, not some overpaid Hollywood teenie bopper.
Fortunately my boys like Man vs. Wild, Myth Busters, History Channel shows, Animal Planet stuff and some of the True TV shows. They even like the Food network! Gotta love it! We watched a cooking show the other day and we wrote down the recipe. Then we went to the store and purchased what we needed, came home and made it! It was SO fun!
So, even though I am not always pleased with what is on TV… there is some good that can be found in it. At least that is what I keep telling myself! I struggle with making TV watching an okay thing to do.
I know… I don’t know.
P.S. My appologies to the Dog Whisperer, spelled Cesar Millan, not Ceaser Malone. Sorry… my bad.