Saturday, November 19, 2011
The Baby-Sitters Club #52: Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies
The kids have to keep track of their eggs at all times and keep a diary of feedings, changes and all that stuff. Mary Anne takes the egg with her when she has to sit for twins and ends up feeling overwhelmed. She has to call Dawn in to help because the twins won’t stop crying. Dawn has to walk one kid, while she feeds the other and keeps an eye on her egg.
Logan decides that Mary Anne can’t cope and starts taking the egg home all the time. They finally decide to take a night off and go to the movies, but can’t find a sitter. They get stuck taking the egg with them and Mary Anne drops it under her chair. He freaks out and takes it home yet again. They stop talking for awhile, but get over it when two kids in their class actually do lose their egg.
The teacher has everyone write up a final report, detailing the future of their egg. Their egg moves to NYC to take a publishing job, while Kristy’s stays and opens a garage. Dawn and Mary Anne originally wanted their parents to have a baby, but decide that it’s way too much work. Their parents do offer to let them get another pet, but they want to just relax for awhile.
*Holy crap! In Stoneybrook, a two-bedroom apartment costs $2,000 and even a studio is like $800-900! Granted this is Connecticut, but it’s also over a decade ago! I pay $590 for a three bedroom house and that seems like a lot of money now!
*These girls need other interests. Mary Anne thinks she can handle having a baby because she knows how to feed and diaper a kid. She and Dawn later say that they could help their parents a lot, by taking over most of the responsibilities of caring for a new baby.
*Stacey sits for a little girl that flips out when she sees her egg. She isn’t scared of eggs in general, but the fact that it has a little blanket.
*Kristy is paired with Alan and they name their egg Izzy. He calls constantly and keeps track of the egg. He calls during one of her sitting jobs and Sari wanders off with the egg, leading to a massive panic. BTW, why the fuck would Kristy think it’s okay to spend 15 minutes on the phone during a job?
*We totally did this in school except that we used flour and sugar sacks. I was one of the unlucky kids that drew a 10-pound flour sack. Try carrying that around for a week!