Monday, January 16, 2012

Can We Be Real For a Minute?

Did anyone really like Dawn Schafer?  I mean, when it came time to choose your favorite BSC member, did anyone on planet earth choose Dawn Schafer?

She must be completely impossible to be around.  I mean, she's that friend who's a vegetarian, but instead of just eating her garden burger and shutting up about it, she's always telling you what's in your cheeseburger and how long it's been since she's had a chicken nugget, and you're like, who cares?

And she's not even right.  I mean, in the Babysitters Club Super Special, New York, New York, everyone else from the BSC grabs a soda when they get to Stacey's dad's apartment (Stacey's mom and dad are divorced, remember?), and Dawn drinks fruit juice, because it's healthier.  I mean, get real, Dawn.  Ever checked out how much sugar is in a glass of juice?  You might as well just drink a glass of ginger ale, though maybe it doesn't allow for quite as much self-congratulation.

I started reading BSC #72, which is called Dawn and The We (heart) Kids Club, which is about some sort of bastardized BSC that Dawn runs in California with four other blonde, featureless Dawn-ettes.  I say started because I couldn't get through it.  It started to go downhill for me when Dawn meets up with her California BFF, Sunny, who is eating a bag of vegetable chips.  I just couldn't go on.  You understand.

I assume the We (heart) Kids Club crumbles because there are no rules and no officers and no one ever arrives on time for meetings which Kristy would never allow.  Everyone knows that a babysitting club can't run with such shoddy leadership.  Not that I would ever want to finish this particular book, but I don't even need to.  I can tell the end from the beginning.

It occurs to me that I've never actually read a BSC book from Dawn's perspective.  I mean, does she even have one?  Apart from being blonde, "healthy", and from California, what the H do we really know about her?


  1. I thought this was going to be about football.

  2. you would think that, Candice. You jock.

  3. I couldn't agree more!
    Awesome, awesome blog post.

  4. back in the day, i was all about Claudia.
    now, it's kristy. hands down.
    it was her great idea after all.

  5. It's so true. Shut up, Dawn! We KNOW you're into health foods. Geez, Stacey has diabetes and she doesn't make it half as big of a deal as you. (her parents do though)