The Wisdom of Mary Poppins

Just a short week ago 58 lively children arrived at the Holy Comforter campus to experience our 6th annual music camp. They were lively, fun loving chatterboxes all excited to experience the wonders of Mary Poppins!

As a kid, Mary Poppins was the first movie I remember seeing in a theater. My siblings, cousins and I arrived at the Lakeridge Theater on 17th and Wadsworth, where our Moms just dropped us off and went shopping, for a fun afternoon that was magical.

Bringing that magic to children was so much fun! We popped into chalk pavement pictures, decorated umbrellas, made bird feeders, built kites and flew them! Had a tea party on the…....ok the floor not the ceiling, but oh, so much fun!

Always a favorite at music camp is being with your age group and learning an instrument. Our 1st and 2nd graders on Boomwhackers, 3rd and 4th recorders and 5th and 6th hand chimes. And not to forget the Pre-K/K campers with rhythm sticks and jingle bells! Our end of camp concert was filled with an umbrella parade, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!, I Love to Laugh, Step in Time – with our own one man band – and Let’s go Fly a Kite!

What was just amazing was listening to kids repeat Maryisms to each other – like:

Spit Spot and off we go!

Well begun is half done!

Close your mouth Michael, we are not a codfish!

In every job that must be done there is an element of fun!

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

How do you measure up?

Miss Mary, are you practically perfect in every way?

And oh, so many more!

Enjoy these pictures from camp – it was truly SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!

Mary McIntire