She's one of literature's greatest nannies of all time…she's Mary
Poppins! Many of you may have seen or heard have of the movie, but like
many great movies, Mary Poppins first existed as a book series by P. L. Travers in the 1930s.
The book series follows the crazy adventures that the Banks
children, Jane, Michael, and baby twins John and Barbara, have with
Mary Poppins. From tea parties on the ceiling to garden parties under
the sea to visiting cats on a different planet, one could never tire of
reading these entertaining, fun, and adventurous books while at the
same time wishing to have a nanny just like Mary Poppins.
Though I no longer need a nanny, I still wonder what it would've
been like to have this magical and enchanting woman taking care of me
of when I was young. Here are a few questions I would've asked in the
interview process to see why Mary Poppins would be my perfect nanny:
1. From what I've seen and heard, you have a bottomless carpet bag.
How does that work? Where does everything go? And where can I get a bag
2. I hear that you provide fun activities and games to finish tasks
and chores. What games do you have besides "Well Begun Is Half Done"?
And will there be songs and singing involved? Plus, does just a
spoonful of sugar really make the medicine go down?
3. Do you prefer driving, soaring through the air with your umbrella, or jumping into new worlds through chalk drawings?
Now it's your turn to ask Mary Poppins your ideal nanny interview
questions! We can't have her gallivanting around like a kangaroo, can
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer