Wisdom from the Mary Poppins Movie

“Wanted a nanny for two adorable children

If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Rosy cheeks, no warts
Play games, all sorts

You must be kind, you must be witty
Very sweet and fairly pretty
Take us on outings, give us treats
Sing songs, bring sweets

Never be cross or cruel
Never give us Castor oil or gruel
Love us as a son and daughter
And never smell of barley water

If you won’t scold and dominate us
We will never give you cause to hate us
We won’t hide your spectacles, so you can’t see
Put toads in your bed or pepper in your tea

Hurry nanny, many thanks
Sincerely, Jane and Michael Banks”

Author: Dr. Cynthia Yoshitomi

I am a Grandma with a Doctorate who continues her commitment to children and the adults who care for them through this site: Through Teaching: For Wisdom For Empathy For Compassion. I am a native of Los Angeles California. Where I learned to Thrive with Everybody! I am dedicated to the multicultural education and dialogue required to: CHANGE MINDS AND HEARTS through processes like Green Circle, New Games, and Mid-rashing ancient texts and other educational processes.