I’m Baaaaaack!!! Sort of.

Howdy, pals!

The migration from WordPress is complete, despite my still needing to redecorate the place. As an extra special thank you for putting up the clutter (or lack thereof–where is all my stuff?!) AND, of course, tuning in, I’m giving you a sneak preview of the post that will soon be featured on Scary Mommy! I haven’t decided on a title yet–wanna help?! I’m thinking “Caillou: Unsung Hero?” but if you come up with something better, I’ll give you and your blog props on Scary Mommy. I’ll send a virtual hug your way, too. *wink*

In the meantime, I’ll be fancying things up. Here’s to progress!


For those of you not yet familiar with the mind-numbing Sprout television show Caillou, quit bragging you lucky a-holes. My daughter can barely put a sentence together, but she can screech “MORE CAILLOU!” at volume 60 in three different languages. Even though this Canadian toddler is the epitome of aggravation with his whiny voice, obnoxious giggle, and incessant pouting, I think we as parents are failing to acknowledge the power that is Caillou. On the surface, the show appears to glorify a spoiled brat and his Ginger sister, but peel back the layers with me, dear readers, and uncover the invaluable life lessons within.




Drugs Are Bad Constant snacking and a lesson in tie-dying? Someone’s been taking hits from the bong and it’s Caillou’s Grandma. This pothead Granny illustrates the negative influence of drugs through her overzealous narration (CAILLOU WAS FEELING VERY FRUSTRATED! WEEEEE!!!!) and by allowing wild birds to peck at her in the park. Just say no, kids.



Accessorizing the Home Caillou’s house is an acid trip gone wrong (and, I think, to blame for his childhood baldness). With a daily dosage of Caillou, kids are sure to opt for home décor that is both aesthetically pleasing and soothing to the soul. Accessorizing rule of thumb: when in doubt, choose earth tones over a-rainbow-took-a-shit-in-the-playroom tones.


Stay in School Poor Ms. Martin. If she wanted to be a real teacher, she should have taken college a little more seriously. Now she’s stuck working as a glorified babysitter, taking Caillou and crew on nature walks to find pine cones and raccoon crap. She deserves it for wearing overalls after 1985.


The Dangers of Child Luring With creepy neighbor Mr. Hinkle as Exhibit A, young children will learn to recognize the signs of child luring and pedophilia. “No, Mr. Hinkle, we do not want to visit your ‘sister’s farm’ and ‘milk some cows.’” Perv.


Affordable Health Care Mommy rarely loses her shit on her demon spawn; in fact, she’s usually humming to herself or peacefully reading on the couch while her kids play in the street. Caillou teaches children the direct correlation between accessibility to Prozac and successful parenting.




Equality Caillou’s pals hail from wide-ranging backgrounds which acclimates his young audience to different races and religions. And nothin’ screams genuine ethnic diversity like a black kid playing the tuba or a red-headed Jew. I got 99 problems, but Mazel Tov, son.




The Importance of Personal Hygiene Daddy needs a haircut. Caillou needs a wig. Mommy needs to get off of her frumpy ass and make the iron her friend. And Grandpa needs a new diaper; he soiled himself three episodes ago, but Grandma has been too stoned to notice. After witnessing this hot mess of characters, children will be begging to brush their teeth.





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    I can’t. I just can’t. The voice. The whining. The tantrums. I would sooner throw my tv out the window.

    • Dude, I can’t thank you enough for commenting! I’ve been paranoid no one got my post because the subscribe by email function has disappeared. This self-hosting is CONFUSING!!! Thanks for letting me heave a sigh of relief :)

  2. ‘I got 99 problems but Mazel Tov, son’ nearly made me choke on my coffee in a fit of laughter. I hate this little bastard with the fire of a thousand suns, couldn’t agree more with your post!

  3. No clue who or what Caillou is…and I’m thinking it’s a good thing and I should enjoy my cluelessness while it lasts.

    • YES!! Enjoy the peace while you can. But if you’re ever bored, you should definitely check the little monster out on YouTube :)

  4. Oh, I love it! Are you seriously going to be on Scary Mommy? Can I have your autograph? I detested our Caillou stage, but the “older kid” shows are almost worse. Barf. My toddler will be getting into Caillou and all his hideous cohorts soon enough- pour Mommy a drink, please! How about this for a title? Caillou: Champion or Asshat? ;)

  5. I don’t want to hear that the older kids’ shows are worse; just tell me that everything starts looking up after Caillou :) And how funny are you–my autograph?! My ego loves you right now! Hopefully my post will be up on SM within the next two weeks. Thank you for the title suggestion. Anything that includes asshat is A-OK in my book!!

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