I kissed my then-girlfriend-now-wife for the first time while watching this movie – it was during the Supercalifragulisticexpialidocius song (I know what you’re thinking: how romantic). I am a living testament to that line, “One night I said it to me girl and now me girl’s me wife.”
This is one of my all-time favorite movies because it teaches families should be our top priority. In the words of Dieter Uchtdorf, “In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e.”
Your life, and the lives of your children, is much too short to spend constantly texting, emailing, or chatting on a social network with everyone but your family. In the 21st century we must remember that there is a difference between being in the same room as our children and being with our children.
Perhaps Bert says it best when he sings to Mr. Banks:
You’ve got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone,
Though childhood slips like sand through a sieve.
And all too soon they’ve up and grown,
And then they’ve flown.
And it’s too late for you to give.
“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” – James 4:14