^That's exactly what I meant. I just checked and we're never told if that is what actually happened or how long it was for. Marilyn was supposed to hear Kristy's "Flying Horses" tape with Margo while Carolyn was going to play Haley's new "Princess Power" video game. I'd guess an hour at most? Not a really big deal, just "odd."
Well but - Mrs. Arnold was just as frustrated with the twins behavior so she probably gushed how wonderful Stacey was in getting them separated. She then probably called the BSC meeting to gush about how they are the problem solvers and all parents in stoneybrook should bow to them......
^Lol, with the BSC that is quite possible. I just meant this was a clear (to me) instance of where a parent should have communicated with their sitter. Often times, as well we know, the BSC should talk with a client's parent but don't. This was a rare time when the reverse was true.
^It sure doesn't! One of the "oddest" parts about that (but also reminds us that at heart the BSC girls are only 11 and 13) is that they (often) think they are "the experts" in baby-sitting yet when the time comes to step up and talk with a parent, they bail. I wonder if the parents sometimes, despite their dependence on the BSC and/or vocal opinions of them, think "these girls are so young, they may be very good sitters and reliable, but it's not quite right to discuss more personal family stuff with them either." Does that make sense?
^Probably not me. Did you (anyone else on here) ever wonder what the parents and kids, for that matter, thought of the BSC Notebook? I don't think that was ever touched on in the books. I know there was that video were Jackie gets upset after reading an entry. I thought the job diary was a great idea, just something to be careful about.
^The only one who probably did was Charlotte when she came to a few meetings in "Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook." I always wished she had talked with a friend about attending, that could have been cute. Whether or not any other kids or parents knew is debatable. Probably not but then I'm thinking for some of the long(er) term jobs, they'd almost have to have some idea that another sitter knew what was going on. The only book I can think of where this could have been mentioned (but wasn't) was in "Claudia's Friend." I don't remember if it was Claudia or Mary Anne, I think it was Claudia who Mrs. Rodowsky asked if she (C) "knew about Shea." Or even in "Mallory and the Mystery Diary," different (before Mal became his main one) tutors for Buddy. Now, I'm thinking maybe Charlotte was shown the "Mystery Notebook" at some point?
^It totally would have. I think the triplets might have been the most likely to demand a "look" at it, too, had they ever found out. Surely, at least once, a sitter brought the notebook home to write in or took it home before a big job or something? Maybe it's just me but I always thought a binder would have been muich easier. The sitter could have written up the job right after, not had to "remember" and added it into the notebook (3 ring binder) at the meeting if need be. Maybe, later in the series, entries could have even been typed.
^It sure would. I think the only pictures we ever see of the Notebook is Kristy on the cover of "Dawn's Family Feud" and a very similar picture in "Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter." From those images, it looks like a regular notebook minus the spirals as opposed to a binder. Yet we know the "Mystery" notebook is a binder because doesn't Mal buy a big black one?