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Nanny McPhee

Who knew the Boundary Ninja is really Nanny McPhee? Like Nanny McPhee, the more time I spent with him and the more I learned, the better looking he got. 🙂 And her rules are strangely applicable to therapy.

There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It’s rather sad, really, but there it is.

In some ways, it’s such a concise description of therapy. When I needed him, I had to stay, but when it became that I only wanted him, then it was time to go. Insights come from the oddest places.

Categories: acceptance, movies
  1. Strummergirl
    February 26, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My DH is a big movie buff and so I’ve adopted his (and your 🙂 ) tendency to make connections with movie quotes. 😀 I agree this one is a perfect fit. I think every T (who engages in long-term therapy, anyway) should have this quote on their wall.


    • February 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      I know, right?! I was really kind of gob-smacked when I heard it, which was funny because I’ve seen the movie a number of times (I am a BIG fan of Colin Firth, the definitive Mr. Darcy in my book :)) but never made the connection.

      And my family is really big on movie quotes. Our family room actually has the Addams family motto stenciled on the wall: “Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc” (which translated means: We gladly feast on those who would subject us. And to continue to quote Morticia, not just pretty words. :))



  2. February 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    (Putting my fingers in my ears) la-la-la-la-la….



    • February 28, 2012 at 11:35 pm

      Could you spare a few fingers for my ears, if I promise to la-la-la-la in harmony? 🙂


  3. February 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

    AG – I LOVE the quote on your walls. OMG, I might have to steal that. Except nobody in my family likes Adam’s family except me. LOVE IT!


  4. March 2, 2012 at 12:07 am

    This is a good connection, really good.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  5. March 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks Amanda, can I confess that I was glad to get the feedback as I was a little worried that I was going to come across as a complete lunatic finding deeper meanings in Nanny McPhee, so thank you for the feedback.


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