November 6, 2008

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Questions for Mary Poppins

Posted by at 7:04 am in Reads, Writing Prompt | Permalink

MarypoppinsShe’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 like that?

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 we? Indubitably!

— Carly M., STACKS Staffer