Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lessons learned from Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins was on TV this past weekend and I TiVo'd it so Naomi and I could watch it together. She's never seen it before and I was excited to see her reaction to it.

Naomi's comments:

This movie is crazy!

They're singing and dancing!

Why are they all dirty? (in the chimney sweep part)

Wow! Did you see that!

This movie is really silly crazy.

My favorite part is when the horses come apart and go to the race.

That's the song you sing! (Supercalafragilisticexpealidocius - or however the heck you spell that)

She really enjoyed it, but like most kids, she didn't really get what was going on during the bank parts or the adult conversations of the parents.

Mom's take:

Mary Poppins sweeps in and turn their family up-side-down. The parents start out singing about how together they have it, and it takes Mary ruining all that to get the parents attention to turn to their kids. I, of course, liken that to myself. Do I see what my children are trying to say to me? I say "see" because they don't always use words. I think what I learned from this movie is to really watch my children. See them. See their reactions to things, good and bad, and help them learn from that. And to let them "see" my love for them. And to do all that before it takes a nanny floating down on an umbrella to set things straight.

Any other profound lessons to be learned from Mary Poppins?


Kelly said...

a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. . .I think that's a great lesson!

Jessica said...

I love Mary Poppins. My kids like it too. They sing "just a spoon full of sugar" all the time. And wish they could snap to clean up, as do I!

angela michelle said...

My pet peeve regarding Mary Poppins is that they make fun of the mom for being a feminist!

Jolie said...

I am impressed with your spelling of "super..." I think that would be as far as I would venture. I love that movie, my girls do too. I wish it would come out on DVD again so I can add it to our movie collection.

Rebecca said...

Yes I love the spoon full of sugar mentality. Angela, I never noticed the making fun of mom for being a feminist and I watched it constantly when I was a kid, so I don't think it caused permanent damage.

gizcallyomom said...

Ah, I loved this post. Mary Poppins is my favorite. Nancy you are amazing. I'm in awe of you and your beautiful family.

Jenny said...

Witches have brooms.

Everything can be solved by singing a song.