Caillou

 - by Sarah Lipoff

If you aren’t a parent (or grandparent, teacher, or around a young child often) this post won’t make much sense – just a quick note before we get going. I don’t want you to be lost in the crowd or anything.

You see, I can’t stand Caillou. I think I’m not alone in saying that someone needs to take Caillou back behind his colorful cartoon house and tell him a thing or two. I’m not saying his mom and dad aren’t doing a good job or anything, but Caillou is the whiniest, most bothersome, annoyingly crying four-year-old I’ve ever seen. It seems Caillou can’t get through a seven-minute-segment without complaining or crying or just breaking down.

And, my daughter LOVES Caillou.

UGH.

The minute the quirky little theme song comes on (because I didn’t change the channel in time), she screams, “Caaaaaaaayooooooooo!” and parks her little tushy right down in front of the TV. You see, sometimes Caillou comes on right after our favorite show, Sesame Street, and I just don’t get to that remote in time. If I try to change the channel, there’s some pretty serious temper-tantrum action. And, it’s way too early in the morning for that.

I sit here at 8 am this Friday morning writing this while enduring yet another episode of Caillou. Will it be the one where he and mommy take the subway only for him to get to his play date and declare he wants to leave right away to ride the subway again (rude)? Or the episode where he can’t share with his little sister?

Yeah, the show has some cute moments and great learning-through-watching potential, but gosh, that Caillou is annoying.

So, what kid show drives you batty that your kid loves?

Happy Friday, everyone!

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