Today Rachel turns 3.
It seemed like all that time flew past in the blink of an eye.
I can still remember the moment Rachel was born three years ago. We were so excited and scared being first-time parents. We didn’t know what to do with that screaming bundle that we brought home from the hospital.
We made a lot of mistakes with her. Something every first-born child has to go through I guess. In many ways raising Daryl is so much easier because Rachel blazed the trail.
Anyway, this year we are not having any special birthday celebration for Rachel. Just a home cooked meal tonight with my family.
A couple of weeks ago, MPH had a 20% discount for members so we took the opportunity to buy this birthday present for Rachel.
The Mr Men complete collection.
It’s a box of 50 books by Roger Hargreaves, each book telling the story of characters with peculiar characteristics like Mr Messy and Mr Topsy Turvy.
These books have been around a long time, I remember seeing them when I was a child.
We actually discovered some of these books at the library, and Rachel absolutely loved the books. We found that they helped us to teach her concepts like neatness.
I think these books would be a good addition to our personal library. Even though it may cost a lot, Rachel, Daryl and Caleb are going to be reading the books for many years to come.
I called a couple of MPH branches and was happy to find out they had stock available. I made a reservation and went to collect it. I must mention the excellent customer service of the bookstore, they made the effort to find the book and hold it for me at the customer service counter. They also helped me renew my membership card like it was their pleasure to do so.
Anyway, the book was priced at RM299 and I got it at 20% discount. Divide that by 50 and each book would only cost RM4.80.
We’re also getting her a Tigger and Pooh birthday cake, can’t wait to see how that turns out.