American Idol judge Paula Abdul insists Michael Bolton learned all his parenting skills from her, after getting a job babysitting the wildchild. The eighties pop star first met the future HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU singer when she was just seven years old. She recalls, "He used to call me a brat and I said he was the worst babysitter in the world, but I actually loved him. "I was once wearing my cute little Brownies (Girl Scout) uniform. "I stuck a pencil in my knee and Michael had to take me to the doctor. "He's a good father now and I think he got his training babysitting me... but I don't think he ever sang me to sleep."