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Relive Your Childhood with the BSC Headquarters Blog

Maybe I should be ashamed of this, but I still sometimes think about The Baby-Sitters Club, the iconic series by Ann M. Martin that pretty much defined my elementary school years. It comes up at the most random times, like when I take my wallet out of my purse and remember Stacey telling Kristy never to take her wallet out on the streets of New York in the New York, New York Super Special. Even just writing this, I've got the theme song to the "Baby-Sitters Club" Disney Channel TV show stuck in my head: "Say hello to your friends! (Baby-Sitters Club!) Say hello to the people who care!" OK, maybe I was a little obsessed.

So I've got to thank Pop Candy for pointing me to BSC Headquarters, where one similarly enraptured child of the '80s is blogging her way through a rereading of the series — which, if you were wondering, eventually clocked in at 131 installments, plus Super Specials, mysteries, and that kinda lame spinoff about Kristy's little sister. Granted, I'm a little late to the party (the blog's been up for a year and a half), but I've been having a blast reading through the archives. For more on why,

Posts chronicle all the hilarious outfit descriptions ("Jessi looked sensational, in an indigo blue unitard with a matching open-mesh oversized cardigan") and quirks of the series that I'd nearly forgotten. I mean, the summary introduction of the girls in every single chapter? The constant references to Dawn eating freak food because she was vegetarian? The brief attempt to get "acute" to mean "cool"?

Am I alone here? Anyone else feel like reminscing about the BSC with me?

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kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Oh I *loved* BSC! I still have all of mine! Probably over 100! I'm saving them for my future daughter (if i have one). I also loved the Sweet Valley books, but didn't have as many of those... just usually checked them out at the library :)
binkyob binkyob 8 years
Oh my goodness. I haven't thought about these books in years! I don't think I had that many, but read and re-read all the ones I had a million times! And the Sweet Valley books too! Love it!! :-)Thanks so much for the trip back to childhood!
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 8 years
I still have the whole collection of BSC books. I have a box of Sweet Valley as well.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 8 years
I just spent way too long on that blog - I really want to run home and dig out all of my old books, although I feel like we gave most of them away. :(
curlyqmich curlyqmich 8 years
Ahh I love it! This totally takes me back to a carefree time in my life. I too, am saving all my Sweet Valley High books for my future children.
Legally-Blonde Legally-Blonde 8 years
Lovin it. I totally want to go back and find my old BSC books now.
jules_from_ohio jules_from_ohio 8 years
I agree... reminds me of a more simple time :)
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 8 years
I loved the babysitters. Reminds me of the good old days.
kendallina kendallina 8 years
What a flashback to my childhood! :)
IlliteratePiggy IlliteratePiggy 8 years
*nostalgia...I can spell, really
IlliteratePiggy IlliteratePiggy 8 years
I was in the book fan club too. I still have some of the stickers, like the bracelets and the ones that say Dawn, Mary-Anne, and Claudia. Oh god, serious nostalgie moment.
Emmatree Emmatree 8 years
Oh, I wanted to be in a babysitters club so much! And I thought Claudia was so cool! I read lots of these books and I still have a video tape of Logan Likes MaryAnne. haha :) I have thought about re-reading one of the books, but I'm kind of afraid...
eBennet eBennet 8 years
Wow, between this and the book on Sassy magazine, I am really feeling nostalgic for my younger days. I was a huge fan of these books, but I don't remember getting very far into them - there are a lot of characters that I've never heard of. Makes me wish I hadn't been so adamant about cleaning at a child...I might have some of this stuff around to look at again. Oh well, guess I'll settle for the blog, with its great excerpts of the ridiculous clothes that I thought were so cool at the time. I remember buying huge, ridiculous earrings to be like claudia. I had a pair that were actually King Kong standing on the Empire State Building. How much of a fashion nightmare is that?
smarler smarler 8 years
Oh, God Bless You for this. I was actually just talking the other day about how I grew out of the BSC and Sweet Vally High days before the series ended, and that I wish I knew how the storylines ended. Pathetic, I know--but inquiring minds want to know.
menthadict menthadict 8 years
Those books were so awesome =)
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I still love the BSC..I have all my books that I collected in elementary school. I've been scouring ebay to try and get the ones I don't have hahahhaha. I idolized Claudia b/c she was Japanese and she was my first Asian-American hero! =)
kasey009 kasey009 8 years
i was obsessed with these!! i was part of the fan club and got a special package every month of bsc paraphanalia..my friends and i totally tried to start our own about 10 times!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Buzz, I can totally sing that theme song too! What did you think of the movie with Alex Mac as Dawn?
Golightlygirl Golightlygirl 8 years
Oh my goodness! 'The Ghost at Dawn's House' was one of my favorites!! Did anyone else try to start their own BSC? Because I sure did.
LuciLu LuciLu 8 years
I meant BSC, NOT BSB as in BackStreet Boys, ick.
LuciLu LuciLu 8 years
Aaaahh! I LOVED the BSB! I have over 100 of the books! Did anyone actually see the BSB Movie?? It was hard after watching the shows and getting used to those characters, but still good. Yes Buzz, the song is now in my head too!! :)
wiggy wiggy 8 years
i loved the bsc and the sweet valley high books.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This is great! We have containers full of our daughter's BSC books--and the game--on our basement shelves. Lots of memories.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
omg...i was obsessed with this stuff in like 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd grade!!!! wow!
CatarinaBella521 CatarinaBella521 8 years
I still have a few of the books..saving them for my baby girl...if I ever have one lol, ok maybe they're for my own nostalgia, anyway...freat to see them..P.S. I always wanted to be Claudia!
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