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Books and Fables, Not Dolls


A short post today, but a personal snippet I thought I would share, because what my dad said made me love him more than ever.

I have great memories from when I was young, of sitting on my parents' bed watching and singing along to the elephant's parade in The Jungle Book. I was very lucky; my dad sometimes came home after long days at work with little gifts for me. I know other friends with similar families often got small gifts too, but where they received dolls and sweets, my dad bought me books and Disney videos.

I just recently asked him why he only ever bought me Disney films. His reply was this:

"They were mostly about morals. They were educational and safe at a time when you were becoming inquisitive. I also liked that they were something we could watch together and talk about."

I also asked him about the books, and he said:

"I'd only ever seen you use your toys as an audience to read to".

Thanks Dad :) xx

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  1. Cutest story ever. Lovely to hear that your passion for books started at such a young age.

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    1. My dad's the best :) I now remember making a little semi-circle of toys in my room, and reading Beatrix Potter to them! Something I'd long forgotten hehe

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