I am behind! I planned to write Monday but neve really made it so now we make up some time.
C is for Cartoons
(Theme: reminiscing about things from my past)
These days, I don’t watch much actual TV. Granted, it has changed very much. We do not consume “content” in the same ways. But in the 80s, I was in my adolescent years and on Saturday mornings, I specifically remember waking up before everyone else and going into our TV room – the old screened porch my dad converted – and watching cartoons all morning.
I made myself a bowl of cereal and plopped down in front of the old wooden panel cable box, flipping around to the various stations. I remember thinking that CBS had very different than USA.
I feel like I remember the reruns of the older shows more than the ones from my time but they did all blend together. I always enjoyed Jetsons a great deal. In terms of the others from the 80s, I always watched Transformers, G.I. Joe, CareBears, He-Man, Muppet Babies, and Gummi Bears. An eclectic mix, I know. There was something so comforting about those shows and it’s funny to think back now that, with the large number of shows I got around to, I had to time for anything else.
I was an avid outdoor kid and played with friends or just in my back yard all the time. I was also into sports so I went to things like dance, gymnastics and swimming. Somehow, I had time for school, homework, extracurriculars, and TV! I honestly struggle to wrap my brain around how I managed so much but now, as a parent, I’m guessing my mom and dad played a big part in organizing our time. These days, as I am basically a bus service for all my kids, it’s become apparent that there isn’t much time for extra viewing but in a more care-free time, I manage to work it in – at least on Saturday mornings!