This magically magnificent nanny is chock full of greatness. Her thoughts on putting away toys, for example, is what dreams are made of. We’ve gathered some lessons below on how you can make an effort to be more like this truly lovely lady. And today through January 19, you can watch Mary Poppins, and a ton of other awesome Disney movies for free during Disney Family Movies’ Free Preview Week! Awesome. So turn on Mary Poppins and ponder these lessons:
1. Metaphors are your friends.
“Sometimes a person we love, through no fault of his own, can’t see past the end of his nose.” What a nice way of saying “people are oblivious” while still being whimsical and charming. And “that’s a piecrust promise; easily made, easily broken” is pure genius.
4. Pick your friends very carefully.
Without Bert, we shudder to think what this story would have been. He’s the introduction, the person who drew the chalk pavement pictures, the catalyst for Jolly Holiday, the chimney sweep who saves a scared Jane and Michael from being lost in London, and the one who sells the kites in the last scene. Way to go on the friend-choosing, Mary.