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#MySundayPhoto - Building a Future Library – Isablog

#MySundayPhoto – Building a Future Library

This isn’t the first time I’ve left a post to the last minute. Actually the very first #MySundayPhoto that I did was all done on the day. And that’s what this one is.

This photo was literally taken this morning. And my plan was to write this as Isabelle napped. Instead I’m writing this one handed with her in my left. She’s teething like crazy and still isn’t sleeping. Not that I mind, but she really could do with drifting off whilst I write this up. We’ll see how it goes.

I guess I’ve taken this picture this week as I’ve been thinking a lot about home educating Isabelle. So I opted to go with something that reflects that thinking.

I’ve always been quite a few steps ahead when it comes to having a baby. I first wanted to buy baby things in 2011. We had Isabelle in 2017. So it should come as no surprise that I’m trying to be equally prepared for when Isabelle is a growing child. And if we follow through on our plan to home educate her, then we’re going to need a lot of books to spark her interest snd hopefully help her learn.

The Books

I know this photo doesn’t show everything we have. But I didn’t want to literally post a full picture of books. That would be boring. I’m not saying this is much better, but I’ll leave that to you.

What we have here is a pretty diverse number of books on an array of topics. You have your standard fiction books: Peter Pan, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book and loads of others, I’m not going to bore you to sleep by listing them all. Shame I couldn’t do that with Isabelle. We aimed for ones that also have film versions as it might help her go on to read the book versions of other films.

Then we have the more educational stuff. Book on feelings, Disney books in French, random German story books, a bunch related to science and who knows what else. There are even more in the attic terms of educational ones.

Basically, what I’m trying to say, albeit in a boring, overemphasised manner, is that we’re preparing. We’re getting ready for the fun challenge of home educating our daughter. I want her to be able to explore whatever topics she feels drawn to. And the bigger this future library gets, the more she can discover about the world, and most importantly, herself.

In other news, she’s fallen asleep. YAY! This is literally the latest she has ever had her first nap. Is my writing that bad?

If you want to see much better photos than the one I’ve done, then click the below image. Other bloggers do this to, and they’re far better with a camera than I am.


I’m a 27 year old married father of one – soon to be two! I started blogging after suffering with postnatal depression when Isabelle was born. These days I just talk about my life as a dad.

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  1. 25th March 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Such a adorable photos!!

  2. 25th March 2018 / 1:00 pm

    gorgeous picture of her sleeping and if i’m honest i much prefer a snap shot than a posed picture of perfection which in all honestly causes a lot of stress to capture with a family #mysundayphoto

  3. 25th March 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I love books and I’ve encouraged it with my son. When I’m feeling brave enough, I take my 4 year old to Book Start at the Library. They reward him with a sticker for his book for attending, do a craft and he gets to return and borrow books. He has surprised me recently by requesting an encyclopedia (that had to be renewed because we haven’t finished it) and the autobiography of Battersea Gods Home. He has also chosen kids book you’d expect too. I keep meaning to post on our kids books as his bookshelf is over flowing – he’s a very lucky boy.

    I also love your blog and I have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award (it involves a little challenge). Please check it out: https://wp.me/p8ikeM-82

    • Ross Hunt
      25th March 2018 / 8:08 pm

      I never really read much as a kid. Don’t do that much know other than educational stuff, so really want to encourage it. Much better than wasting away with the tv like I used to 😂

      • 25th March 2018 / 8:43 pm

        My son loves books but he still can’t get enough of screen time (iPad/Kindle). He already plays computer games! Aghh the world they are growing up in lol

  4. 25th March 2018 / 8:29 pm

    From a very young age we’ve always encouraged reading and to this day the girls read every single day

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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