January 05, 2010

BSC forever!


This post on Pop Candy today had me re-living my younger days. I LOVED The Baby-sitters Club!! I still have my set of books somewhere at my parent's house. I couldn't bear to part with them. There were such a big part of my childhood.

I have to say it makes me kinda sad that the re-issue will change some of the dated stuff like technology and fashion. Wasn't that all part of it's magic?! Claudia and Stacey's push-down socks, stirrup pants and perms. Remember when Mallory's family went to Surf City, and they all went to Trampoline Land. Or when they all went to visit Dawn in California or Stacey in NYC. Or my favorite...when they all did the Disney cruise and then went to Disney World?! I re-read those books until they were tattered and well loved.

Sigh....happy memories of Scholastic newspaper print flyers brought home from school. I could buy the next book in the series as they were released for a dollar! I would get it on my desk on delivery day and have it read by the next day.

Yes, I was a book nerd.....and loved every minute of it.

Did you every read BSC?


ps...check out this gem I found of my TV crush. Hilarious!

7 comments:

Harvest Educational Cooperative said...

I will never ever forget the line from the Disney Cruise Super Special about Claudia "nursing her butterscotch sundae". Never.

Allison Drew said...

WHAT?! It's really crazy you just posted this because:
1. I randomly posted a facebook status about bsc today!
2. I also watched that youtube video today. So weird.
3. I'm not sure how I feel about these updates. It would be like updating Nancy Drew books...

Gina said...

Though I don't remember ANY of things you mentioned, I do remember BSC and sooooo wanted to start one. I used to get lost in those books and dream of the day that I would be the BEST babysitter EVER complet with a fun activity kit.

Anonymous said...

I actually prepared my very own "kid kit" for my first baby-sitting job. (watching my next door neighbor girl while her mother was still home). Oh yeah, my "kit" was sportin' some games & crayons & stuffed animals. It was awesome. And as far as the BSC SUPER SPECIALS (aka Disney trip), remember the one where they all went to camp together??? That was my fav....

J-lo

cottage girl said...

Ye-ahhh....so glad so many of you loved BSC too!

Allison...we DO share the same brain some days! Love it! I hadn't seen that video until last night. Dear goodness...hilarious!

J...i remember when one cabin "Christmas-ed" the other by sprinkling baby powder all over the ground and giving everyone stockings. Loved that super special too!

Kaley said...

I didn't read BSC, I read Animorphs. I probably should have been reading that.

Anonymous said...

Lmaoo.. well just to say i never really wanted to read these books untill i had to write a book report and i had no book to read and then my teacher suggested this book #6 book and then i fell in love w. it.. i juss hope that lots more people read it