Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Deep thoughts on Mary Poppins.

Emma was deep in thought over Mary Poppins today. She has recently wanted to watch it over and over again.

This led me to the subject of this blog. There are a lot of things in that movie that I never really thought about until now. She'll never get them but all very interesting.

Votes for Women...a comical view. The mother, Winifred, is leading rallys in song--supposedly among women who are chaining themselves to the carriage wheels of the Prime Minister--but at the first sign of trouble she tells her maid to put away the banner, etc. because, "You know how the cause infuriates Mr. Banks." It's hilarious and yet makes me wonder if such women were playing the two faced game at that time! They probably were come to think of it.

Both Mary Poppins and Burt take major stabs at George Banks which he seems to catch but decide it is best to not argue about, since he is obviously in the wrong. Mary Poppins sarcastically points out that the children should "know the joys of bringing up a balanced book...a thousands little ciphers in a row. When gazing at a graph that shows the profits up, their little cups of joy should overflow." Snort--ha ha ha! Burt really lays it down when he says, "You've got to grind grind grind at that grindstone--though childhood slips like sand through a sieve. And all too soon they've up and grown and then they've flown and it's too late for you to give." Ouch...wow.

Thankfully, this story has a nice ending. The family is united in his putting his job in the proper priority spot--getting sacked! He does get his job back though--cuz he killed the old geezer off with laughter--so you don't have to worry about the family's security. So, let's go fly a kite!

Finally, I love Mary Poppins and her talking umbrella at the end. "Practically perfect people never allow sentiment to muddle their thinking." She does love those children but goes on to Nanny other needy cases in her unique musical and witty way.

It's all so sweet and sassy! It is a good thing that I'm enjoying this movie because Emma loves her "Poppy" and has watched it six times in the last three days. Darren starts it for her before realizing that I've just watched it. Thankfully, we're outside more now that the weather's nice. Although, we are singing cute versions of "Chim chiminy" --Chin chinnny--aaahhhh roooooooo! When I sing Supercalafra...she jumps around like she's doing a jig. I love the twos--well today I do anyway!

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