My maman sent E a couple movies for Easter, including Marry Poppins. G had only seen it once as a child, so tonight we sat down and watched it for family movie night. In the middle G looked at me and said, “I have a theory, remind me to tell you.”
After it was finished he said he’d been working it out the whole movie. I found his theory so amusing that I begged him to let me share it here. He agreed that the world should know.
He believes that Mary Poppins and Bert were childhood friends, and then they went away to Hogwarts, only to discover that Bert is a Squib (child born to magical parents who is unable to do magic). So while they clearly love one another, in 1910 England they cannot be together because they are in vastly different classes. She works for wealthy families, and he is just barely above beggar level, taking whatever job he can to make money. Ahh, love.
Speaking of which, I do love that my husband is a man who will sit down and watch Disney movies and even admit to really liking them. He amuses me to no end with what comes out of his mouth after watching a children’s film. Now I need to hunt down a pattern to sew E a Mary Poppins outfit! She really enjoyed all the music.
Do you love Mary Poppins? Or is a Spoonful of Sugar just a little bit too much?