Forgive this solipsistic post–those of you who aren’t interested in la vie Historiann can just click away. But, yesterday Tenured Radical said that I don’t “reveal the nature of [my] sexuality, [my] relationship or [my] parenting status on the blog, and is a pretty radical feminist,” which is a little inaccurate. Longtime readers know that I “came out” on my blog as a married heterosexualist last year, although I grant you that there’s nothing more specific about my sex life here. I thought about it a while, and decided that these were pretty good representations of “how pleasant is the life [we] lead” here at number 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
First, here’s Historiann: “We’re fighting for our rights militantly–never you fear!”
Next we have Fratguy: “It’s grand to be an American, in 2010. King Obama’s on the throne–it’s the age of men!”
We’ll leave it up to you to imagine what the rest of the household looks like–the servants (if any), Jane and Michael (if any), and the nanny (if there is one.) Glynis Johns and David Tomlinson were perfectly cast in Mary Poppins–they played Mr. and Mrs. Banks as a bit clueless, but happy and satisfied with their lives. Mr. Banks gets the worst of it in this movie–the mother’s off doing her political work, but the lessons about the ephemeral nature of childhood and the importance of family time are really directed at Mr. Banks. So what if they needed a magic nanny? (Who couldn’t use one of those?)
“Adorable? Well that’s debatable, I must say.”
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