Post by lyricalangel on Mar 16, 2008 19:15:33 GMT -5
Claudia flushed a stack of 20 dollar bills Mr. Kishi kept by his bed down the toilet when she was little. I think this was mentioned in Mind Your Own Business, Kristy, when Kristy and Claudia get into the car accident with Charlie and Angelica.
Oh. This is one of the books I've only read once and it has been a while. I'll have to give it a reread soon. ;D
Just read Terrible Truth and I really like both Kishi parents in that one. I loved how Claudia's mom came to the meetings - reminds me of my mom. ;D I actually liked them in all of the books when they were more than just "Claudia's parents are really strict" I didn't see that anywhere except Claud's imagination. ;D I wish the Kishis would have been developed or at least featured more.
I actually liked them in all of the books when they were more than just "Claudia's parents are really strict" I didn't see that anywhere except Claud's imagination. ;D
Me too. Giving her her own phone,her own private phone number,letting her dress in any clothes she wants to wear,any accessories she wants to wear,letting her buy clothes and accessories that she wants,letting her take art classes,letting her hang out any time,letting her date a lot of guys and more. Wow,very strict,Claudia.
^ Agree. I think "straight laced" or maybe "serious" or "studious" would describe the Kishis much better (and I even see much lighter tendencies in a lot of books) than "strict." I think they're just good, responsible parents who want what's best for their daughters and have rules and values, too.
Post by fluffycakes on Mar 20, 2008 9:12:23 GMT -5
I agree as well, serious is probably the best way to describe Mr. and Mrs. Kishi. I don't think not wanting their daughter to eat tons of junk food is all that strict. The Kishis were pretty good about letting the other members of the BSC take over their house three times a week. ;D
I wish we could have seen more of Mr. Kishi. We get to see Mrs Kishi here and there - like in Terrible Truth, as someone has mentioned - but it doesn't seem like we get to see Mr. K's personality all that much.
I think so. We're told that they don't approve of junk food, so that's my guess as to why - they just wanted her to have healthy eating habits.
I always wanted a book where the Kishis bust Claudia and her junk food stash. That would've been fun to read about! ;D
I agree. Not that the Kishis didn't eat enough syrupy waffles and sweet desserts. ;D They just didn't go overboard like Claudia seems to. I guess everyone requires different amounts of sugar, though. I don't care that much for candy and sugary stuff but my mom lives on it.... ;D
i have opinion right now ok...do u think that mrs kishi use to act a little like claudia when she was younger... but she was smart and did well in school and not into art..because how and world can her aunt and mimi act a little wild and her mother didnt...also come to think about it janine in some books acted boy-crazy... ;D
Post by baseballchica03 on Apr 26, 2008 18:17:10 GMT -5
I don't know if I'd call Janine boy crazy, just that she actually showed an interest in something outside academics in "The Mystery at Claudia's House." (Some mystery, by the way. You could call that from a mile away. And didn't MA or Mallory even suggest it, and everyone was all, "Nah! Janine with a boy? Couldn't be!")
Anyway, I think that Mrs. Kishi doesn't see herself in Claudia as much as she sees her little sister Peaches in her and wants Claud to stop goofing off and do well for herself. (I get the feeling that she was as exasperated with Peaches growing up as Janine gets with Claud.) She shows a similar frustration with Peaches' behavior in "Claudia and Crazy Peaches," once she realizes what's going on. In the book where Claud thinks she's adopted, Mr. and Mrs. K. have this heartwarming conversation with her about how she looks so much like Mimi and acts so much like Peaches. And even though she's nothing like Janine, that doesn't mean anything because Mrs. K. was nothing like Peaches. But they're still family.
Man. This thread makes me realize how much the Kishis were my favorite parents, apart from Richard Spier The Early Years. For as much as Claudia is one of my least favorite sitters, I love her family.
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2008 18:27:35 GMT -5 by baseballchica03