Thursday, July 26, 2007
THE BABY-SITTER'S CLUB!
This post is in honor of Courtney who emailed me and asked why I didn't include The Babysitter's Club in my poll of best children's series. I really don't know how I made this slip, except I'd maybe consider the series to be at the Immature Young Adult level. I grew up with Kristy, Stacey, Claudia, Mary Ann and all those Alternate Officers (i.e. Dawn, Mallory and friends).
It's funny how I never thought it was weird that a new book was coming out like every two weeks.
Remember when Stacey just couldn't resist eating a cookie (she was diabetic!) and got sent to the hospital? Bad Stacey. Or remember the Super Specials? Those were my favorite. Once they got stranded on an island and figured out how to collect rainwater in a tarp to drink! I think they went to Disneyworld and the Bahamas one time. Something cool happened, but I can't remember what.
So when I moved to Utah, I moved into a neighborhood that had its very own baby-sitter's club. Was Jenny president? I can't remember. Anyway, I was invited to be like the ALTERNATE ALTERNATE ALTERNATE Officer. Yeah, I felt pretty cool.
I also owned a BSC (let's abbreviate from now on, shall we?) video. My brothers will forever taunt me with these famous lines from Kristy:
"Drippy? Who you calling drippy? You're the only drip around here."
I never really got that. Maybe it's a Stoneybrook, Connecticut thing.