Friday, March 28, 2014

Mary Potter

After my daughter watched "Mary Poppins" 167 times, we decided to check the book out from the library. You know...change things up a little. After we read it, we discovered there are three books in the "Mary Poppins" series. While the books are not nearly as dramatic as, say, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins can be as magical as Dumbledore and as strict as Professor Umbridge.  She even has a few Snape-like moments that make you wonder just why those kids loved Mary Poppins so much in the first place. Anyhoo- we just started reading the third book, "Mary Poppins Opens the Door". In one of the first chapters, Mary and the kids encounter a man who has 7 wishes granted to him. I was curious what my kids would wish for if granted 7 wishes and they were curious about mine.  My four year old insisted she needed only one wish. Just one. I imagined she would wish for a lifetime supply of Disneyland tickets or an unlimited supply of wishes,  but no.....all she wanted with her one wish was.....a squirrel.

This week, ask your family for their list of 7 wishes. It opens up an avenue for all kinds of interesting conversations and provides insights that you might not have expected. Like the importance of squirrels.

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