It’s Not All Mary Poppins


“The crayons go in this box. When you’re done with a crayon, you put it in this box. Understand?”

“Jeremy’s name starts with a J. And Josie!”

“You don’t listen to a thing I say, do you?”


October 20, 2005 - Posted by | random and odd, the things they say!


  1. Good god, I cannot TELL you how many times (a DAY!) I have that SAME conversation with Henry! I once thought about buying him a t-shirt that said ‘Half listening, as usual.’ But I didn’t.

    Stop spying on me, Mary P!

    Comment by Susan | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  2. I want that t-shirt! I’ll take four or five, size 2, and give them as appropriate!

    Comment by Mary P. | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  3. Wow! I didn’t know you’d been talking to my kids!

    Comment by LoryKC | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  4. A new line of merchandise for Mary perhaps? Her own line of t-shirts:

    “You make ’em; Mary breaks ’em”


    “Lost the owners manual? Call Mary!”

    Comment by Simon P. Chappell | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  5. t’shirts:

    Raise Your Kids the Mary Way!

    Mary P: Helps you Work Rest and – roll on the floor laughing your ass off!


    [for those who don’t know, the second is a rip-off of the Mars Slogan ‘work rest and play’!


    Comment by craziequeen | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  6. Lory: Universal, isn’t it? Your kids, Susan’s, mine when they were little …

    Simon: I’m laughing out loud at that first one. “You make’em; I break’em”. You’d have to understand the context (and the attitude) , but I love it!

    The second one is more politically correct and true (who hasn’t wished for an owner’s manual?) and less likely to be misinterpreted – but it was the first one that made me laugh!

    CQ: Still more slogans! I really should start marketing them. Start with my clients, and, if they’re funky enough, build my sales from there! “The Mary Way”, heeheehee…

    Comment by Mary P. | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  7. I see a profitable sideline in ‘Mary P t’shirts’ 🙂


    Comment by craziequeen | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  8. There’s a perfect T-shirt slogan already on this website:

    “It’s Not All Mary Poppins”


    Comment by misfit | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  9. CQ: Someone needs to explain the Cafe Press thing to me, I think. (Crayonz? You out there?)

    Misfit: Well, of course! Sometimes you just don’t see what’s right under your nose. With an umbrella logo, of course. Or an umbrella with the red circle and slash through it??

    Comment by Mary P. | October 20, 2005 | Reply

  10. Mary, remember to check with a lawyer before printing and selling a t-shirt with what is most likely a registered trademark. At least, I assume that someone has trademarked “Mary Poppins”.

    Comment by Simon P. Chappell | October 21, 2005 | Reply

  11. Disney has, no doubt, and you’d have to be deranged to take on Disney. Sweetness and light they ain’t, in protection of “their” trademarks.

    Comment by Mary P. | October 23, 2005 | Reply

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