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Caillou, Let’s Talk …

June 21, 2013

My little girl LOVES the PBS show, “Caillou.”

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I, however, do NOT. I have quite a bone to pick with that fictional, bald 4-year-old. He teaches her terrible things!!

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Source: Comic Vine

Let’s start with the most minute detail – he eats sweets. All. The. Time. In like every episode he’s stuffing his mouth with some kind of sweet, sugary substance!

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Source: PBS / “Caillou”

When Lily sees Caillou nomming away on cookies … what do you think she, in turn, wants? A FREAKIN’ COOKIE!

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OK, so this is cake, but you get my point. Caillou eats that, too. Little deviant.

But that’s the least of my concerns. Caillou also likes to THROW FITS. It’s even in the opening song for cryin’ out loud!

“Growing up is not so tough, except when I’ve had enough.”

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Source: “Caillou”

And Caillou’s mom must be one of those new-age only positive reinforcement types of moms because he’ll be screaming and throwing fits and she’s just like, “now, Caillou.” Then the elderly narrator kicks in, “But Caillou didn’t want to share.” And he doesn’t!!! Lily plays “make believe” with her grandma and pretends to be Caillou. She won’t share with grandma, who she is pretending is Rosie! THAT’S THE GAME SHE MADE UP FROM THE SHOW. Ahhhh!

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Source: How To Be a Dad

She also learns terribly annoying habits from the little monster. She learned “Are we there yet?” from one episode … and guess what she asked the ENTIRE way to the store? IT WAS NOT CUTE.

So, if you want your child to grow up to be a bratty bald child who doesn’t share and¬†constantly¬†eats oreos … be my guest. Oh, speaking of Oreos …

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Source: Oreo

New watermelon flavor? Yes, please. We can ask Caillou how they taste. He’s probably had a box or two by now. Don’t ask his family, though, he wouldn’t share it with them.

Peace!

–Christine

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