After I saw Mary Poppins for the first time when I was little, I was convinced that if I could learn to snap hard enough, I would be able to use my snapping abilities to clean my room. Just like Jane and Michael Banks. Unfortunately, all that practicing only gave me a good snap, a still messy room, and sore fingers. I mean, in my heart, I knew it wasn't really going to work, but boy if it had, my room would have been spotless. My mom had to be frustrated when she came up to inspect, only to find a little girl sitting in the middle of her room, snapping.
Now picture me walking into my kids playroom after I'd told them to clean up, only to find them all furiously snapping at their stuffed animals, trying to make them fly into the toy chest. "What the devil?" I ask. And then I remember that the kids just watched Mary Poppins for the first time the night before. Karma is real I tell you. Thanks a lot Mary P. :)
Needless to say, my kids are properly Mary Poppinized. Aside from making them think that they don't have to actually clean their room, it's actually been quite sweet to watch my kids love one of my favorite old movies, not to mention their advanced snapping abilities or the serious cardio work-out they get during "Step-in time."
The all time favorite, though, is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Lila is especially enamored with the word. So I thought I'd use a freezer paper stencil and paint it on a t-shirt.
As it turns out, I'm not the first person who's done this. Google it--they're everywhere. Just another example of how I think I'm really original, only to find out that I'm not. Luckily, Lila still thinks I'm pretty great--little does she know. ;)
If I were smarter, I'd get a Silhouette or Cri-cut to cut for me, but for now, it's exact-o all the way. You better believe that my fingers were super sore after I cut out all the words. Almost as sore as my fingers where when I learned how to snap all those years ago. What goes around comes around, that's the take-away from this post. :)