#2368 Supercali memories

I usually keep the radio on as I work, just some nice background vibes going on…

But this afternoon I turned it off, when baby girl put something else on.

Mary Poppins. ☂️

She’s watched it before, but I was still curious to see how much of it she would watch today. It’s nice having something familiar in the background, you don’t need to be watching it avidly to follow, but hearing bits here and there you know what’s happening, and then of course, my foot started tapping. 😆

It’s one of those really beautiful childhood memories I have, and it’s even more special to enjoy it not only in my adulthood, but to be watching baby girl enjoy it and watch it all on her own, so many years later.

She didn’t do it in one sitting… I stopped work, then she had swimming, then there was a shower… but she actually watched, the whole thing. No fast forwards. No leaving the room to come back to a different part of the movie 8 scenes later.

Nope, I saw, and she watched it all, so patiently. It occurred to me that she is more grown up, also that she probably remembers parts and wants to get to them! But she watched, relaxed, happy, relishing her school holiday time, as I prepared dinner at the end of the evening and peeked over to the other room where the Poppins lady herself was talking to her parrot umbrella and setting herself up to float away into another adventure, through the sky.

Just having these comforting familiar things in the home, to see, to listen to, gives me happiness, and I hope as the years go by, baby girl will understand the true message of the film, and that it’s not just jumping into pictures and floating on the ceiling.

With that now done, baby girl IS going to spend the next few days going –

“Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

“Chim-chiminey, chim-chiminey, chim chim, cheroo.”

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” (I only corrected one letter there after I looked it up ⬅️ the second ‘i’)

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