Before Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda there were Kristy, Claudia, Dawn and Stacey.
It’s been 30 years (yes, 30 years) since the legendary Ann M. Martin first released ‘Kristy’s Great Idea’, the first book in the series that spawned a generation of responsible teenage book-keepers.
Thanks to The Baby-Sitters Club, we laughed, we cried, and we all thought babysitting was a totally normal thing to do at 13.
1. Be like Claudia.
Claudia taught us that being different is a virtue, not a vice.
She had a wacky and sophisticated sense of style, wore her ponytail sideways and was really close to her grandma. Somehow this was not only socially acceptable, it was aspirational.
“Claudia was the ultimate cool girl. Mainly because she ate heaps of junk food and had a phone in her room,” one staffer says.
— Jen Day-ngerous (@jjday10) July 20, 2016