Post by booklover85 on Feb 10, 2018 22:48:25 GMT -5
Why doesn't Kristy find extra members? IMO, nine members simply isn't enough. She could have asked Mal and Jessi to find potential babysitters in their grade. Ask Shannon if she knows anyone in her school that baby sits? Or Claudia in her art class? Or anyone else in the eighth grade?
Even if she doesn't like the new people, having hots of backup baby-sitters could do wonders for business and give the regular club members a break.
Post by oldhickory on Feb 12, 2018 11:07:26 GMT -5
That would have been a great idea. I especially think it was stupid not to find a new sitter when Dawn went to California for six months. I bet Kristy's experience with the Baby Sitters Agency made her anxious about having too many members. Maybe she wanted to personally vouch for each member and it would have been too hard to recruit quality sitters. Or maybe taking on more members would dilute the jobs too much. She wouldn't do that if she thought her own sitters would lose too much money.
Yeah, the existing club members kind of both expect and are expected to take jobs, it's pretty much a policy to assign the jobs out equally and with 7-9 members they occasionally had trouble finding enough jobs for all of them (I think that happened more often than no one being available).
And even accepting and liking the 7 members Kristy and others probably thought the room sometimes felt too crowded but the regular members going to the meetings was still good.
Post by Sideshowjazz1 on Mar 30, 2018 2:03:33 GMT -5
They do experiment with new members now and then. I'm guessing that Kristy worries about doing so because she's had so many bad experiences, like the saboteurs from the Agency in The Truth About Stacey, or Wendy's lack of reliability in Jessi and The Bad Baby-Sitter (although Wendy was actually a good babysitter - she just took on too many responsibilities at sitting times and kept turning up late). When she invited the Stevenson twins to join, she'd seen them with kids, and both of them seemed good enough to join (although I think Anna should have been an associate member - like Shannon, she needs to practice her music during meetings, but I'm sure she'd agree to fill in for a job as a last resort).
What about that, actually? Do you think the girls should have asked Anna to be an associate member, since she was good with kids and quite liked babysitting?
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"
Yes, that would have been a great idea! I really like Anna and Shannon's friendship, and it would have been nice for them to have another thing in common. It seems like Anna beats Abby home a lot, so she could easily have been on-call. Just think of all the little kids who are musicians (Marilyn Arnold and Rosie come to mind immediately) who Anna could have sat for.
There was a post here awhile ago that I really agree with but I can't remember where it is or who wrote it.
It basically said that the BSC (or at least Kristy) always stresses about being too busy but all they have to do is take on more associate members. I remember it was also said that Charlie and Sam would probably take a job or two.
Last Edit: May 7, 2018 21:48:00 GMT -5 by fairy3lf2
I hadn't heard that before, but I really like the idea of Sam and Charlie joining as associate members. Charlie is already pretty involved (driving Kristy and Abby to meetings, driving the baby parade float, etc), and Sam and Stacey have a pretty good friendship and I could see them tag-teaming some larger projects together. I actually think they could transition into members pretty easily.