Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh, Caillou. . .

I was taking a break from my chores this morning and reading a magazine while the boys watched Caillou. I was quite immersed in the article I was reading when I heard someone say "Mommy!".

I had half of my response out when I realized that it was Caillou speaking, not my boys.

***Disclaimer***

If you have been so fortunate as to have avoided watching Caillou in your life thus far, I commend you. Caillou is a whiny 4 year old, whose parents give him whatever he wants. He will say things like "But I don't want to put my clothes on!!" in a voice that is like fingernails on a chalkboard (do they make chalkboards any more, by the way?). His parents will respond in some sort of sniveling voice, effectively telling him that it's okay if he doesn't want to put his clothes on. Then somehow, in the course of the next 15 minutes, they will coddle him, play games with him and sweetly encourage him into getting dressed.

I ask you - "WHO LIVES THAT WAY?" Maybe I am a little militant, but if my children say no when I ask them to do something, there are usually swift consequences, and then they still have to do the task I gave them. Is there no PBS series like my life?!?!

7 comments:

ccjmommy said...

Little Bear says Caillou is little boy who is bald and who loves girlie stuff and princesses. Caillou should like boy stuff. Like vacuums.

mammamilk said...

Haha! He cracks me up about those vacuums! And he is right - Caillou is a little girlie!!

The VanTol Family said...

Sorry to chime in. So far I have loved reading your blog, as well as the blog of ccjmommy. I check in all the time for the newest enstallment, thinking half the time you are writing about my life.

I must say that Caillou drives me crazy. I can't stand listening to that whiney voice. Luckily it doesn't air on our PBS channels and we don't have the benefit of cable tv, where my children might happen upon it.

I commend you for having the patience to listen to it at all.

Keep up the great entries. I love them!

mammamilk said...

Rebecca - Thanks for reading and for the nice words about the blog! I think all of us with little children have the same struggles daily.
I have long thought that I should ban Caillou from our house. We don't have cable either, and sadly, our PBS station feels he is airworthy. Maybe I will not let the next baby be influenced by his whining. I fear it is too late for the other children. . .

KIM :-) said...

HAHAHAHAHA I thought I was the only one who felt that way. I can't stand Caillou and finally banned it along with Sponge Bob! BLEH!!! That whiny cartoon teaches the kiddos nothing, except that it's ok to throw fits to get your way! HATE IT! Ugh! hahaha :-)

ccjmommy said...

OOHHH, Sponge Bob! Why do my children love it so? I cannot stand it and RARELY let them watch. It is just meaningless television, and is usually GROSS.

mammamilk said...

We don't get whatever channel SpongeBob is on, so thankfully, my kids have not been exposed to him!