(It's Saturday's Party night) Doris: Don't forget to buy some flowers. We want the house to look nice.
Boris: (Boris puts his coat on) Flowers. Okay.
Caillou: (asking) What are you doing, Mommy?
Doris: (telling) I'm getting everything ready for the party tonight.
Storyteller: Caillou remembered that his mommy and daddy were having a party.
Caillou: (asking) Are we going to play games?
Doris: (telling) No, sweetie, not tonight.
Caillou: Why not.
Doris: (telling) Because it's a dinner party for grownups.
Caillou: I want to go to the party, too.
Boris: (telling) You can't, Caillou. (Boris zips up his jacket) It's not for children, and it'll be happening way past your bedtime.
Caillou: But I want to come!
Storyteller: Caillou felt left out because the grownups were having a party, and he couldn't be there.
Boris: Well, I think we've got everything we need fo the party, don't you?
Caillou: Yes, Daddy.
Boris: But I just can't help thinking we forgot something important. What could it be?
Caillou: I know! Mommy wanted flowers.
Boris: That's it! Do you want to choose the flowers, Caillou?
Florist: How about these?
(His Daddy winks at him and gives him a thumbs-up.)
(Caillou and Daddy are driving home)
Caillou: Mommy will like these?
Boris: Yes, she will. It will make the house look pretty for the guests tonight.
Caillou: (asking) Who's coming, Daddy?
Boris: (telling) We've invited a few friends over for a supper party.
Caillou: (asking) Can I invite my friends, too?
Boris: (telling) No, Caillou, not tonight. Besides, you won't have any fun at this party.
Storyteller: Caillou didn't understand how Mommy and Daddy's party wouldn't be any fun. Parties are ALWAYS fun!
Doris: (hums) Oh, good! You remembered the flowers.
Caillou: I remembered them, Mommy!
Doris: Thank you, Caillou. Can you help me put them in the vase?
(the doorbell rings)
Storyteller: Caillou thought the guests had arrived for the party.
Julie: Hi, Caillou!
Storyteller: But it was Julie, Caillou's babysitter.
Caillou: Are you here for the party?
Julie: No. I'm here to help your mommy. I'm going to give you and Rosie your supper and put you to bed.
Caillou: (gasps) I don't want to go to bed.
Boris: Hi! Come on in!
Julie: Come on, Caillou. Put your pajamas on, please.
Caillou: I don't want to.
Doris: How's it going in here?
Julie: Caillou doesn't want to get into his pajamas. He wants to stay up and go to the party.
Boris: Hi! Great to see yo! Come in!
Storyteller: Caillou didn't like being left out of the party.
Doris: Tell you what. If you put your pajamas on, you can come down and say good night to everyone. Okay?
Caillou: Okay, Mommy!
Doris: Caillou came to say good night.
Julie: (whispers) You can say good night now, Caillou.
Caillou: Good night.
Boris: I think it's time for bed, Caillou.
Julie: Now you go straight to sleep, Caillou. Okay?
Caillou: Okay, Julie!
(His babysitter gives him a kiss good night, turns out the light, and leaves)
Storyteller: Caillou tried to go to sleep, but he was too curious about all the excitement downstairs to keep his eyes closed.
Julie: Good night! Have a good time tonight!
Storyteller: Caillou couldn't see the party very well from the stairs. He wanted a closer look.
Boris: I thought you were supposed to be in bed!
Caillou: But I can't sleep! It's too noisy!
Boris: Big boys can sleep even when it's a little noisy. Why don't we give it another try?
Caillou: Okay, Daddy!
(Daddy tucks Caillou into bed)
Boris: Good night, Caillou.
Caillou: Good night, Daddy.
Storyteller: Caillou suddenly remembered he left his dinosaur downstairs!
Doris: Caillou, you know you're not supposed to be up this late!
Caillou: But I forgot my dinosaur.
(Mommy winks at him)
Caillou: Mommy, are you going to play games at your party?
Doris: What kind of games do you think we should play?
(Caillou and his mother laughed)
Doris: That would be funny, wouldn't it? Now, Caillou, you really must go to sleep. I mean it.
Caillou: Okay, Mommy.
(His Mommy kisses him)
Doris: See you in the morning, sweetie. Night-night.
(Mommy leaves the room)
(It is Sunday morning, and Caillou's baby sister, "Rosie" is drinking her milk.)
Boris and Caillou: (yawning)
Doris: (yawns) You look sleepy, Caillou.
Doris: Well, that's what happens when you stay up late.
Caillou: Look! I'm not sleepy anymore! Can I stay up late tonight?
Doris: (telling) No, honey. I think it's going to be an early night for all of us.