When I was little, the word BABYSITTER was right up there with words like ICE CREAM TRUCK, BIRTHDAY PARTIES and SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS. That's because our babysitter was Alison. Seriously, having Alison take care of us was a party in itself!
My mother, a self-proclaimed paranoid parent, trusted Alison so much that she let her start babysitting for short periods when she was only ten . . . and she was amazing! We loved her like family and still do.
On one occasion, she took me and my sisters to the mall for a photo session.
I think this is when "Babysitter" began to blur into "fourth sister."
Today, Alison is as wonderful a mother as she was a babysitter. She has seven beautiful and talented children. My mother has always said that Alison's life should be an inspirational movie.
I know it is a little early, but - - -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISON!!