Last week there was a guest post on Dooce about the Baby Sitters Club, which sent me and my friend Julie on a trip down memory lane and led to the discovery of a hilarious blog called What Claudia Wore
I cannot tell you how obsessed I was with the BSC when I was 9-11. I probably had about 90 books once you counted the mysteries and Super Specials (Remember when the club went to NYC together?) and really wanted to live in Stoneybrook instead of Highlands, TX. Once I got to 8th grade I moved on, but I will always love the BSC and the years I kept my local Waldenbooks in business.
I learned that Ann M. Martin has just written a new BSC book (yes!) but it's a prequel and not the "Where are they now" update I was hoping for. Since she's not going to write one and describe their fantastic outfits, I decided to give it a shot my way. I apologize in advance if you're not the right age to enjoy this, but I'm having fun here.
I think Kristy probably grew up to be a teacher/coach who lives with her partner, 2 kids, and dog Louie Jr. in Massachusetts. She played softball in college and is still a tomboy, but not in a hopeless way because her friends Claudia and Stacey take her shopping once a year when she visits them in NYC.
I think Claudia managed to get accepted to RISD (she learned to spell and focused more on her art in high school) and is now working as a designer/painter in NYC. She still dresses like a crazy person and is married to a graphic designer who wears hats that she makes. When she's been drinking, she bitches about how Lady GaGa is stealing her look.
Stacey went to NYU and still lives in New York (of course). Since she is so great with numbers, she landed a job in finance, a Wall Street husband, and spends her downtime shopping for Burberry, Louboutins and designer pieces on Gilt.com. She's still close friends with Claudia and they go out for cocktails once a month.
Mary Anne Spier
Mary Anne and Logan didn't stay together after high school. He got a scholarship to the University of Kentucky and she didn't want to leave the east coast. She's now a high school guidance counselor and lives with her husband and young daughter in Connecticut. She and the BSC girls keep up on Facebook, but her life is more about being a mom and visiting Dawn in California. Stacey bought her that fancy diaper bag.
Dawn is still in California and runs a small vegan restaurant in Santa Monica with her surfer husband. She's all about casual, fair trade clothes (those are PVC sandals) and surfing. She visits Stoneybrook a few times a year to see her mom and Mary Anne, but mostly grew apart from the others since she moved away in 1995.
Mallory moved far away from her giant family and does not have or want any children. She went to Northwestern and now works in a library in Chicago and has a snarky blog where she makes fun of chic lit books and Twilight. She and Jessie grew apart after high school, but still see each other at Christmas and laugh about how the residents of Stoneybrook let them be in charge of children at the age of 11.
Jessie went to Julliard and is a member of a dance company in New York. She's tried out for So You Think You Can Dance a couple of times, but they don't pick ballerinas very often. She lives in a 1 bedroom apartment with two other dancers but wears more than leotards and a ballerina bun these days (thank goodness).