Bearcats, listen up. It’s time for us to be children again, and I don’t just mean in the idea where we keep trying to eat laundry detergent. I mean it’s time we put on our comfy PJs, watch cartoons and pretend we don’t have a mountain of homework.
I love cartoons aimed for children. My personal favorite lately has been “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir,” and not just because my nickname growing up was ladybug. These shows give me a sense of childhood happiness which sometimes feel abandoned and replaced with the need to pay bills, buy toilet paper and not overcook my Ramen.
Just the thought of staying in my pajamas, turning on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” and making a steaming pot of coffee or tea is enough to make me grin.
What’s even better about these cartoons is the fact they are actually good. Though sometimes they are a little cheesy and are aimed at children, they have decent plot and character development.
Even if you just look back at old cartoons like “Pokemon: Indigo League” and “Avatar the Last Airbender,” it’s fairly clear some of these stories are better than shows aimed at us somewhat adults. They teach tolerance, courage and how to become a superhero while not failing school.
It's also a great way to bond with fellow nerds.
I recently had the pleasure of dedicating a Sunday morning to having a PJ party with my friends to watch Netflix while eating slightly stale Lucky Charms cereal. As silly as it was, it was still enjoyable. Even though we spent more time talking about childhood nightmares and “Dungeons and Dragons” than actually watching Netflix, I felt like I was at a sleepover when I was seven. Only this time, I had actual friends and not just my stuffed animal collection.
Something about turning on Netflix, specifically turning on a cartoon to watch, just made the atmosphere at peak coziness. It gave a sense of being transported to a time where my only concern was if I was having ice cream after dinner or not.
So Bearcats, stay in and turn on the TV. You deserve it.