December 1999: Pen and Colored Pencils.
Caption: November: The Joys of Babysitting
Explanation: While picking up some extra money babysitting, Ivy finds her hands full. Dealing with the impudent CJ and his sweet but argumentative sister Cheryl proves to be quite a challenge, not to mention baby Tracy and her penchant for drooling, hair-pulling, and making noise. Ivy managed to appease the children by letting each break a parent’s rule and promising not to tell, on pain of having a sibling tattle right back. (From THTIB #3, chapter 13)
IVY TRIVIA: In public situations Ivy likes to wear her hair down to minimize attention, but her favorite style is her eighteen braids. She can cord her entire head of hair into a set of eighteen tiny plaits in under two minutes, while it would take most people just under two hours to braid her hair.