Monday, January 12, 2015

Babysitters Club.. Say hello to my friends.

The other day I did a post about the The 10 Books That Changed My Life and of course The Babysitters Club was on my list - because they are the first books I remember reading, loving and being slightly obsessed with. Not that I am obsessed with any particular books right now...

Anyway! Gina over at Daily Express and I were chatting about the BSC, as you do, and both wanted to share our BSC themed posts today - so be sure to check her blog out as well! Her blog is a daily read for me and there are only like 5 fashion blogs that I can say that about, so you know she's awesome.



So I did this quiz (thanks Buzzfeed) to tell me which BSC member I was....


And I was like..


First off, you need to read this Buzzfeed article with all the amazing outfits from the BSC covers. Seriously, right now. Hilarious. And the person who wrote that summed up my thoughts exactly:

Normally people get cooler and more fashionable as they age through childhood, but there’s often a dip just before high school where even the most confident tween goes through a terribly awkward phase. The “all-new” Mallory is the personification of that moment. We are all Mallory Pike, and we’d all rather not think about it (source).


Mallory had mono and I had glandular fever - which are apparently the same thing but we don't call it mono so I don't know. Her first boyfriend was Australian, and that is where our similarities end. Ok, we both wear glasses but I only wear them to read.


So if I'm not Mallory - and I am not Mallory - who am I?


Am I Claudia? Yeah no. My logic as a child was Claudia had black hair, and was very creative in her style and crafty stuff. I am zero percent creative and I was blonde. So... sorry Claud. Although I totally rocked the side pony for most of my childhood and even as an adult (see above). But yeah, not Claudia.



Am I Dawn? Oh how I wanted to be Dawn when I was growing up. We had some similarities that made sense to my silly mind. I had long blonde hair, and I grew up on Dawn Street. I mean, fate right? I wasn't all hippy like Dawn though, and obviously didn't grow up in California which was a huge part of her personality. I did love the beach, which is how I saw California so I was almost there. Close, but no Dawn.


I did love Alex Mack though.

Am I Stacey? Heck no. Stacey was far too cool, and the only similarity we had was the blonde hair. Her real name was Anastasia, and I loved that name as a kid and used it all the time in my 'books' that I, you know, wrote. I guess Stacey had two homes like me, choices to make and always has people and places to miss. Of course that wasn't me as a kid, but now as an adult. Plus, I just went to NYC, so basically besties, right Stacey?



I'm not Jessi - remember, I got kicked out of ballet.


Am I Mary-Anne? Gina let me know of another quiz to find out which BSC member I was - eager to acquit myself of the Mallory label, I gladly took it. I answered it now as an adult though, and not as how I was as a kid. Now, I feel like I am definitely Mary-Anne. Or who Mary-Anne would be now. She seems a bit like me - quiet, sensitive, shy, likes to read and watch classic movies. Of course I am also loud, bitchy and bossy but not at first. I always liked Mary-Anne because she was Kristy's best friend and they had been friends since they were little - I always wanted a friendship like that, and Mary-Anne felt like my best friend too. Plus, Mary-Anne loved babies.



Ok, so if you were a BSC lover like myself, you probably know who's left. The best one. The one with the great idea, the one with the dodgy dad, the tomboy. I always thought of myself as Kristy. For a couple of reasons. First and foremost was the most obvious - her name was Kristin. Um, end of story to a 10 year old. These books were written for me. Yeah she lived in that America place, but it's ok. I could get there one day. I would get there one day, and then I would be living my babysitters club dream life. On top of the name, even though she went by Kristy and her name had an I instead of an E, she was a tomboy with brothers (waves! hi!) and was super bossy - I never made the connection as a child, but shit I was bossy. I grew out of the whole tomboy thing, but I'm still pretty bossy.


I'm ignoring the members who came in later in the series - I don't even remember their names. I kinda feel like saying which BSC member you are is like saying which Sex and the City girl you are. Do you do that with your friends? I have a 'group' and there are 4 of us. One of us is clearly Samantha, the other is clearly Charlotte.. that leaves me and the other girl, and neither of us want to be Miranda, but are we cool enough to be Carrie? I'm gonna go out on a wild card and say I'm Carrie. Maybe we all are a little, just like I might be a little of each BSC member. What probably happened was that they helped me become the person I am today. Thanks for being there and letting me be apart of your club. Love you girls.


Ok, so which member are you?

50 comments:

  1. Soooo I just took the quiz and I got Stacey. I wasn't expecting that! Haha! I loved those books but I dont remember near as much about them as an adult. I am glad I ready through all the differences of the characters because I needed a reminder!!!

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  2. I loved the babysitters club books! I always thought my favourite was Dawn... but I also wanted to be the one who had sweets stashed everywhere in her room, was it Claudia?

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  3. The Baby Sitters Club was my 2nd love (you cannot forget about the Boxcar children)! And you of course I took the test, apparently I am Mallory too... Womp womp!

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  4. Haha when I was younger I always tried to figure out what BSC girl I was. I never full related to any of them but had traits all of them had. Now I need to go take this quiz to see what it says! I totally had the Kristy and Stacy dolls growing up... I wonder if I still have those some where...

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  5. That shit is rigged ... I am not Mallory!

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  6. back in my heyday, it was SVH, RL Stine books and anything by Judy Blume. "Superfudge" and "are you there god, it's me, Margaret" were two of my favorites!

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  7. I got Jessi in the quiz which is definitely bizarre. I always wanted to be Stacy.

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  8. OMG, I have the biggest smile from ear to ear. You just killed it with this post! I loved each character analysis and am shocked that you related so much to Kristy!! I just learned a lot about you from this post. (And BTW, you can take a quiz to figure out definitively which SATC character you are too. LOL)

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  9. Huh. Apparently I'm Jessi! I always thought of myself as Mary-Anne, but you know, Jessi feels right :)

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  10. I would call myself an Elizabeth after Elizabeth in the Sweet Valley books. But I did enjoy the BSC too. Dawn was my favorite in the movie (that hair!) but Mary-Anne and Stacey were probably my favorites in the books. I just spent way too much time on that Buzzfeed article.

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  11. OMG i was obsessed with BSC back in the day and I just took the quiz and it said I was Stacy LOL, but I sort of always felt like I was more of Alex, but I guess not LOL!! Such a fun post! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  12. I got Kristy in the quiz. I always wanted to be Claudia and have my own phone, but I sucked at art. In reality I was a Mary-Ann :-) And I LOVED the BSC - I used to buy the books with my pocket money back when they only cost about 2 pounds.

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  13. This was way too fun! I, too, am apparently a Mallory. I always loved Mary-Anne, but I think that's because when the movie came out and it was Rachel Leigh Cook, I just had to be her, plus she had the boyfriend! What a fun walk down memory lane!

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  14. Love this! My sister had all the books when we were young and I had all the ones from the Little Sister series. When my parents moved when I went to College they threw out ALL the books. We're both slowly trying to build the collection back up for my nieces.

    I've always thought that I'd be most like Mary-Anne, with a little bit of Kristy's bossiness haha. I got Mary-Anne in the quiz so I guess I was right!

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  15. I love this post so much! I LOVED BSC and still kind of wish I hadn't gotten rid of my copies of the books! I haven't taken the quiz yet but I am definitely Mary-Anne!

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  16. Ok, I just took the quiz and I got Mallory too! What the heck?? So not true!

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  17. I got Logan...I'm not sure how I feel about that.

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  18. hahaha I love this post! I'm pretty sure my parents still have my full collection in their attic.

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  19. I read ever single one of those books when I was young! And, I was prt of the "club" and received a few books stickers and folders each month. I was/am totally a Mary Ann, but always wanted to be one of the cool girls like Dawn or Claudia!

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  20. I was never a huge fan of BSC but I did read some of their books. However, I can NEVER turn down a Buzzfeed quiz so I got Mallory too. The only resemblance I think we have is a large family. I'm the second oldest of five kids.

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  21. Say what!?!? I just got Mallory too! So not what I was expecting, so I took the other quiz and got Dawn (woohoo!!). I think I'm going to go with quiz number 2 because Dawn was always one of my faves and I really just want to live in Cali. This post is so fun!

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  22. I totally always wanted my name to be Anastasia because of these books.

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  23. Ahh this post is taking me straight back to middle school - I love it! I was totally obsessed with the BSC and devoured every book (though I agree that the new members from the later books totally don't count!). My favorite was always Stacey, though I'm def. not cool enough to be "a Stacey" - haha! Taking the quiz now to see who I am! xoxo

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  24. I took the BF quiz...I also got Mallory...no thanks. I took the other one & got Kristy which is who I always wanted to be haha.

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  25. I must be too old for this. I read what kathy was reading. But those damn Buzzfeed quizzes get me too every time!

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  26. This post CRACKED ME UP! I only read one BSC book - I was too busy reading the fashion mag Sassy (anyone remember that one?! Anyone?!) and I was also a big fan of Tales from the Crypt because I'm obsessed with Halloween. But you comparing yourself to these girls was friggin hysterical!

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  27. I love BSC so much and now Taylor loves the books as well! It is so nice to share them with her!

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  28. You have just made memories pop up in abundance today for a lot of girls ;)

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  29. I loved these books growing up! I got Mary Anne as well.You are Mary-Anne Spier! You are quiet and shy. It's hard for you to stick up for yourself, maybe because you are scared of starting a fight with someone. You love animals and reading. < total truth.

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  30. Omg loved Babysitters Club!! Claudia was my fave!

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  31. OMG this is too funny. I so remember those books. I would be Kristy. I played just about every sport as a kid.

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  32. I got Kristy! I probably would have said a mix between her and Claudia. I'm nowhere near as fashionable as Claudia, but I do like art, and I'm not AS into sports as Kristy, but I am bossy, and I'm definitely not a girly girl. Although... I don't know how well informed my opinion is - I didn't even remember who Stacey was! And Mallory? Never heard of 'er. Obviously I didn't read too many of the BSC books.

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  33. I use to be obsessed with the BSC! Haha! I use to want to be Dawn haha partially because I had an obsession with Alex Mack! I use to love that their dog was named Shannon too ha!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  34. Yes! Alex Mack! haha I did love that show too- and I think Dawn was definitely one of my favorites too. I wish I could remember more from the books, but all I can think about is the movie- probably because I still watch it like once a year, haha. I got Claudia with the buzzfeed quiz, which is definitely not who I would have guessed. I loved reading this though, and want to go back and read some of them again :)

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  35. Oh I loved, loved, loved the BSC books. I feel like I identified/wanted to identify with a part of every one of them. I was definitely bossy/in charge like Kristy (still am), nice like Mary Anne, and I wanted to be effortlessly cool like Dawn and Stacey. There's a little bit of every one of them in all of us, I think ;)

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  36. I used to love reading & collecting the Babysitters Club books! I used to read a lot as a kid so I'm not sure how that changed into childhood. Maybe those thick and daunting college books turned me off of it completely.

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  37. Haha I totally wrote to Alex Mack and got her autographed photo from Nickelodeon all those eons ago! I want to be Stacy or Claudia and will just pretend to be cool ;)

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  38. So I took the quiz and I got Kristy! I liked her a lot as a kid too. :)

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  39. I LOVED the BSC growing up. I read all of the books multiple times. I always connected with Mary-Anne the most. Is it sad that I really want to read a BSC book now?!

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  40. You already know I love the BSC as much as you so this post just made my day! I swear I'm going to buy the box set one day just so my future daughter can read them all!

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  41. This is awesome! I remember that they had all of the babysitter club and babysitter club's little sister books on endcaps at the library when I was growing up. I'd go in and check out as many as I could every single time! I loved them. I think they were a little dated by the time I read them because I remember having to ask my mom what certain things were or about the time one of the girls fought with her mom about wearing an oversized sweatshirt with tights. I was like "mom, why would anyone do that?" and now I wear oversized shirts with leggings!

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  42. Hahaha. Adorable! Dawn, all the way! But mostly because of Alex Mac. I found an episode on YouTube recently, actually. Just the best. :)

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  43. Okay, I love this post! You expression when you found out who you were is soo funny!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  44. I like your shopping goals post below...we all needed a slap in the face about shopping :)

    Oh, and kudos to mentioning Alex Mack.

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  45. I was over here like "Heeeyyyyy, Alex Mack!!!!" I miss that show so much, hahaha. 90's Nickelodeon; doesn't get much better than that. I didn't read the BSC books when I was little, so I appreciate the overview of who's who! I may have read one... Have you tried reading them again lately? Do they hold up, or nah?

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  46. I love that in your book pic you're reading P&P!! I'm pretty sure I read BSC, I know I played the game but I have no idea who I would be and can't quite remember a lot about them. I think I was more of a SVH reader if I remember correctly.

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  47. Well that was a blast from the past! I loved the BSC when I was growing up! I even started my own little BSC with my friends and we had meetings and did nothing really. haha. So fun!

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  48. Bahahaha! You crack me up! I loved the BSC! However I'm ashamed to say that I apparently wasn't as big of a fan as you because I would never remember all of those details! LOL! :)

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  49. Ugh, not Mallory! I could never understand why Mallory and Jessi were even there. What parent, in their right mind, would trust 11-year-old girls with their children. That has always seemed so young to me!

    I always wanted to be Stacey, minus the diabetes. She always seemed so glamorous, especially in the "Super Special" books. That series provided me with some seriously unrealistic expectations for my teenage years.

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