Cartoons and History

I let Klara watch an innocent little cartoon about Christmas elves and their pet deer, and ended up having to explain World War II and the American Civil War. I was so not ready for this conversation.

In the cartoon, there’s a girl that takes care of deer in Finland and everything is very cute. Then it’s suddenly 1939, the girl has to become a refugee in America, and I have to answer questions about what it all means and if I’ve ever been in a war.

5 thoughts on “Cartoons and History”

      1. I let Klara watch an innocent little cartoon about Christmas elves and their pet deer, and ended up having to explain World War II and the American Civil War…. The Elf on the Shelf series. We are all about the elf on the shelf this year.
        That’s your first mistake, confusing “Elf on the Shelf” with innocuous. At least you didn’t have to explain the Cold War to Klara via toys that narc on you. But if you have an Amazon or Google Nest , maybe it doesn’t matter?

        You’d have been better off letting Klara watch The Snowman in which a snowman comes to life. He and a young boy have magical adventures and travel at night, only to for the snowman to dissolve in a puddle in the morning.

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  1. Until reading this I had completely forgotten how many World War II references there were in the Loony Toons cartoons that I watched growing up.

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