The death of Saturday morning cartoons surprised many of us who have fond memories of waking up and parking ourselves in front of the television every Saturday morning as children. It's odd that our own children won't have that luxury. They'll have something different, but better. And we should be thrilled about that.

The end of Saturday morning cartoons has more to do with the fact that parents and children alike made the choice not to watch them any longer. Saturday morning cartoons were never very educational, even if they claimed to be. And many of them were violent. We can now tailor our children's Saturday morning cartoon experience to better fit our needs.

PBS

PSB has always shown quality children's programming. The shows are both educational and entertaining. Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Thomas and Friends, Peep and the Big Wide World, and Daniel Tiger are just a few of the shows your children will love to watch on Saturday morning. And you'll love it too.

Netflix

A subscription to Netflix is affordable, and many smart televisions have the option of creating "accounts" for everyone in the family. So you can create Netflix Kids just for your kiddos and they won't be able to see any of the grown-up shows available on Netflix.

On-Demand

Cable companies allow you to watch whatever you want whenever you want with the On-Demand option. From PBS shows to Disney Jr, you and your child can find appropriate entertainment on any given Saturday morning.

So the disappearance of the typical Saturday morning cartoon is only a big deal to us because of nostalgic reasons. But it may be the best thing to happen to television in years. Hang on to your memories, but know that there are better options out there for our kids. And it's easy to find them.

What do you think? Are you sad to see Saturday morning cartoons disappear?