I had forgotten how much I liked this movie!

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You know how it is with toddlers. One movie will captivate their minds and hearts and its that movie or nothing on the DVD. We've had marathons of Bambi ("That deer movie, mama"), The Wizard of Oz ("I want Dorofy!"), and Snow White ("Little guys! The one with little guys!").

Now we're on a kick of:


Mary Poppins!

I had forgotten how much I liked this movie. It was one of my favorites as a kid, and a friend's mother made me a Mary Poppins doll, complete with carpetbag and umbrella. I wish I still had it.

When people talk about dance in movies, they always "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "An American in Paris". But I'll put Dick Van Dyke and the dancing chimneysweeps up against those any old day.

Chim chiminey Chim chiminey Chim chim cher-ee! A sweep is as lucky As lucky can be

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when
I shake 'ands with you
Or blow me a kiss
And that's lucky too

Now as the ladder of life
'As been strung
You may think a sweep's
On the bottommost rung

Though I spends me time
In the ashes and soot
In this 'ole wide world
There's no 'appier bloke

Up where the smoke is
All billered and curled
'Tween pavement and stars
Is the chimney sweep world

When the's 'ardly no day
Nor 'ardly no night
There's things 'alf in shadow
And 'alf way in light
On the roof tops of London
Coo, what a sight!

I choose me bristles with pride
Yes, I do
A broom for the shaft
And a broom for the flume

Though I'm covered with soot
From me 'ead to me toes
A sweep knows 'e's welcome
Wherever 'e goes

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
When you're with a sweep
You're in glad company

No where is there
A more 'appier crew
Than them wot sings
"Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!"
On the chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!


Miss Poppins has saved my derriere more than a few times. I remember when it was one of the first movies we had on tape (I may taped that one off the telly) and we just about wore it out during a Poppins marathon when our 4 girls all had chicken pox over a period of 6 weekis. And I still like it.

I'd buy a ticket if a "Sing-a-long Mary Poppins" came to town. :)

We all love Mary Poppins. I used to babysit for a family that had two Poppins-obsessed children, and I still never got tired of that movie. Amalia likes it, but not quite as much as Triplets of Bellevue.

The chimney sweeps are fantastic, but the penguin number, I think, was the most impressive.
Why is it that my kids never did take to Mary Poppins? I loved it! Still do!

Read the Mamas!
Read the Mamas, Step in time!
Read the Mamas, Step in time!
Never need a reason, never need a rhyme!
Read the Mamas, Step in time!

Alright, the "Step in Time" number is really great, but the Barn Dance in Seven Brides is my all time favorite, hands down.



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