When she's brushing her teeth here lately, Maybelle has taken to singing "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins. This is the sweet lullaby Mary Poppins sings that asks the children to recognize and support vulnerable people who are easy to overlook. She fills them in on the fact that privileged people, like their father, often "can't see past the nose on their face."
The lyrics Maybelle's singing here are
Though her words are simple and few,
Listen, listen, she's calling to you.
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag,
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag.
I was surprised to see that she knew these words, given that she and I haven't sung this song together at all. She's just seen the movie a million times.
"Feed the Birds," 10-9-12 from Alison, Walter, and Maybelle on Vimeo.