As I said in my last post, I don’t really care for the baby-sitting parts. That’s probably the best thing about Friends Forever: baby-sitting fades into the background, and the Sitters’ relationships with their friends, families, and love interests take center stage.
I think, though, that if I had to go with the sitting charges that REALLY make me roll my eyes, it’s the Perkins girls. They are just so flawless. I understand that they are supposed to be Ann’s best friend’s kids, but COME ON. They are geniuses! Super-talented! Know really long songs at age two while other two-year-olds the BSC sits for can barely string sentences together!
I was glad when, I guess, Ann’s friend’s kids got older and the Perkins girls more or less stopped being featured. Maybe the real Myriah/Gabbie/Laura got embarrassed and were just like, “God, Aunt Ann, all of our friends at school are making fun of us for knowing all the words to ‘On the Good Ship Lollipop.’ Please stop, for the love of God.”
And for that, I thank the real Perkins girls, because that meant we never had to sit through another Perfect Perkins sitting job.