If you’re wondering who Caillou and his cat Gilbert are, consider yourself lucky.
Caillou is the whiney four year-old star of his own television show on PBS. The plots go a little something like this: Caillou tries something new, throws a tantrum and learns from his mistakes. Riveting stuff, I tell you.
But Avery loves Caillou. He asks to watch it every. single. day.
And how can I say no? The show is very wholesome, just highly irritating to anyone over the age of ten. Little ones can identify with his behavior and emotional responses.
But most parents on the other hand…hate it. Caillou whiiiiiiiiines, the show is narrated by some annoying Angela Lansbury-esque elderly lady (I know, she’s supposed to sound like a sweet grandma…whatev), the laughable low-budget dance numbers, the puppets with creepy male voices, the white feathered border, and Caillou’s questionable bald head are just a few reasons.
So when Avery asked for Caillou and Gilbert pancakes, I obliged. They were easy enough, especially Caillou.
When it came time to eat, Avery picked the Gilbert and gave me Caillou. And without a doubt, I’ve never taken more delight in cutting through a character’s face and eating it for breakfast, hahaha.
Tips: You are probably your worst critic. It can be intimidating to replicate a popular cartoon character, but even a remote likeness will delight your child or loved one.