There are plenty of reasons why most kids love Saturdays. Kids love Saturdays because it means you do not have to get up early and go to school. Kids love Saturdays because usually get to relax or play with your friends. Kids love Saturdays because it means you got to stay up late on Friday night. But as a kid I loved Saturdays for a totally different reason: Cartoons on Saturday morning.
One of the highlights of my childhood was watching cartoons on Saturday morning. My brothers and I looked forward to it all week. We made it through five long days of school, homework, go to bed early, and eating healthy foods for breakfast to get to the next Sabbath. And while waiting for Saturday felt like forever, eventually always came. And with it came our special routine on Saturday. Although Saturday is the perfect day to sleep, usually we get up as early as we would for school, and you do not even need alarm clocks. Who woke up first would wake every other and together we quickly go to the family room and turn on the television and turned to our favorite channel: The one with the best cartoons on Saturday morning.
Oh, we loved our cartoons. Follow the track of what was happening in all our favorite cartoons and waiting with anticipation for the next episode. We were glued to the television with huge eyes so you do not miss anything. We laughed out loud, talk to our favorite cartoon characters aloud, and get mad at the television loudly anytime cartoons did not go as we think they should. We were so in our favorite cartoons only one thing we could get away from the tube. Pancakes dad. Saturday, only special pancakes
Dad was amazing. We could eat as much as we wanted and we could put anything on them we wanted: Blueberries, chocolate chips or M & M pancakes We looked forward to our dad almost as much as we wanted to see our favorite cartoons. Our parents even began letting us eat our pancakes in front of the TV, so do not have to miss a cartoon. What a bargain. Saturday was the only day the good cartoons were on, it was the only day that Dad did his signature, unhealthy pancakes, and it definitely was the only day we could eat in front of the television in the living room.
So while I liked not having to go to school on Saturdays and I liked being able to play with friends and stay up later, the real reason I loved Saturday was not until the great pancakes from my dad. The real reason, the biggest reason that I grew up loving Saturday was simple: Cartoons on Saturday morning.