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
Emma is a designer living in Bristol, UK. A self-confessed stationery addict, book lover and TV sci-fi geek, she enjoys sketching zombie-eyed women and finding her next source of inspiration in the pages on the bookshelf.