"Mariah, how about Clifford instead, or even Barbie (another yuck, but better than Caillou)."
Nope, Caillou it is.
Have you ever seen "Caillou?"
I think he is a parent's worst nightmare--a VERY whiny little boy that always gets his way and never gets in trouble (not loving him so much).
So on the way home, Mariah asks...
"Mom, what is Caillou's last name?"
Me: Hmm, not sure. He just goes by Caillou.
Mariah: I bet it is Caillou DePoy
Me: Um, probably not.
Mariah: Caillou DePoy, Caillou DePoy
Me: (no comment)
Mariah: Or Caillou Mithers.
Me: Mithers? (where the heck did she come up with that?)
Mariah: Yeah, Caillou Mithers.
Of course, of the four movies she picked out, she is watching "Caillou" Mithers right now and she won't even stop watching it to eat dinner. I'll have my "talk" with Mariah later about not acting like Caillou and explain how he is a bad influence.