Not sure when it happened. Gia made a transition from loving Sesame Street to loving Caillou. It is even more unusual because until she began requesting it the television in our home had never veered away from Sesame Street.
Anyways, there are much worse shows than Caillou out there. He is a kind, thoughtful, curious, helpful, imaginative good big brother kind of guy. His parents are loving but firm. Gia is completely engaged and literally squeals with delight at the first beats of music to the theme song.
On occasion, the adjectives that are used to describe our sweet little monkey stray from those that describe Caillou.
So Ralph and I have started saying to Gia, "What would Caillou do?"
Yikes. Yikes. Yikes.
But it works.