Which Babysitters Club Member Are You?

Recently there was an great article floating around that brought up the question, “Which American Girl Are You?” I personally never even knew about American Girl until they opened up an enormous store nearby. They have a great café FYI.

I can’t relate to American Girl, but I definitely will always connect to the book series The Babysitters Club. These books encouraged me to read more than I regulardly would have as a kid.  The Baby-sitters Club is a series of children’s books written by Ann M. Martin from the late 80’s to early 2000’s. These middle school students lived in the fictional town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut, and were straight up entrepreneurs. These girls hustled and had the whole town talking about them. Parents confidently left their kids with them, and that is a huge deal.

If you remember the series you remember relating to a particular girl more than others. I obviously was Kristy Thomas (PRESIDENT). Kristy was the bossiest and always wore sneakers; she was always just killing it with her great ideas. SHE INVENTED THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB, guys.  She was a genius.

 Now we can’t all be Kristies, meaning we can’t all be tomboys. Some of us relate more to the other girls:

  • Claudia Kishi: VP, Asian American, dressed funky, HAD HER OWN PRIVATE PHONE LINE
  • Mary Anne Spier: Secretary, loved her pigtails and her nice boyfriend Logan
  • Stacy McGill: Treasurer, from New York, loved fashion
  • Dawn Schafer: Alternate Officer, California girl, really into the environment, very progressive for those times I must say
  • Mallory Pike: Junior member, red hair, had 7 younger brothers and sisters, that’s so many kids right?

What do you think? Which one of the babysitters best reflects a part of you?

Sophia Rossi is a producer and co-founder of HelloGiggles. She loves Sweet Valley High more than she should. Follow her here:  twitter or tumblr

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18405079 Katie Naugle

    Oh, I LOVED Babysitter’s Club! I think they formed me into the girl I am today. Except I’m still a really bad babysitter. I am probably a Mary Ann, but if I were lying to myself I would say I was a Claudia, because she was totally cool and chic and made her own earrings out of paper clips and clay and cheetos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/valerie.huerta1 Valerie Yvonne Huerta

    I think i’d be Mary Ann. LOGAN LIKES MARY ANN. I was so boy crazy! My sisters the lucky one. She’s a TOTAL Claudia!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4929046 Leslie Kavanaugh

    What about Jessie? Not that I was a Jessie. But maybe someone was. I like to think I’m a Dawn, but I’m pretty sure I’m a Mary Ann. Womp wooomp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eksikes Emily Sikes

    I was totally Kristy! More because of the bossiness than always wearing sneakers, although thinking back on it now, I was a bit tom-boyish then, too. LOVE the BSC!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=59202565 Emily Weiss

    Could also figure it out by seeing where they all are now http://thehairpin.com/2011/01/the-baby-sitters-club-where-are-they-now/ and measuring that up against what’s closest to your current situation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaryJoe28 Mary Joe

    I’m totally Dawn, I tried to get my school to go recycling when I was in 3rd grade, and it worked for the time I bossed them around…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=52702908 Brandi Bowers

    I’d have to say I’m a Mary Ann, and I admit I had a major Logan Bruno crush as well. Logan Likes Mary Ann was my favorite book in the series. Though I always wished I was more like Claudia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stenzelle Renae Stenhouse

    So Dawn. I was planting trees to stop soil erosion when I was nine. Fun article!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericka.grizzard Ericka Grizzard

    I was OBSESSED with BSC in my pre-adolescent years. I was a Mary Anne – the quiet, bookish, peacemaker type and Logan was my first literary crush.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdolojan76 Jo-Ana Dolojan Chase

    Dawn, I think. BTW, did you know the Sweet Valley High author put out a recent SVH book??? It’s called Sweet Valley Confidential…. : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mara-reinstein/sweet-valley-confidential_b_841792.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=38706274 Nicole Ramos Nesson

    Claudia! Always Claudia. Her style was the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1436693190 Sharita Loyd

    I am/was Jessi, the black member that didn’t even make the cut for this blog post. I am also Mary Anne. So really, really forgettable, basically. #notbitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1436693190 Sharita Loyd

    Wait, I also had a bit of Mallory’s sarcasm in me. So I guess I was half of the club. I should stop now before it becomes the whole club, yes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pinkgrapefruits87 Lauren Nespoli

    I read that American Girl article the other day and thought it was awesome. I loved the Babysitter’s Club when I was younger! I was definitely Stacey. I’m from New York, have blonde hair, am good at math, and love fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/criseleslao Crisel Eslao

    I am totally Claudia!!

    I’m Asian, I’m nuts about arts, I’m a fashion design student, I had the FIRST EVER cell phone in my entire school back in ’96.. I got to answer calls IN CLASS because there weren’t rules about it yet then. Haha..

    Hellogiggles is awesomeness!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501167443 Ashley Claire Friedman
  • http://www.facebook.com/sjgranger Samantha Granger

    I think I’m a mash-up of Mary Anne and Claudia. Quiet but creative.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=868805084 Jodi Styner

    Kristy. Although, when I was 11 some girls at my new school asked if I had any cool secrets at lunch one day. I wanted to have a cool secret, so I told them I had diabetes like Stacy. My addiction to fudgesicles and cream soda probably gave me away at some point, but they were nice enough to pretend not to notice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhrich Holly Rich

    I would be most like Stacey. I had my hair permed too and loved fashion! These were my favorite books growing up. Once the Super Specials started coming out, I couldn’t wait for the next!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ROBIN.L.SHARP Robin Sharp

    I always thought that Claudia was the coolest, but to be honest none of these girls is anything like me. When they released the “Babysitter’s Little Sister” books I was probably too old to read them but I still related to that kid (Karen?) more than any of the others because she was near-sighted and overlooked.

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