Years ago, I only needed to buy 1 gift during Teachers’ Day and it was only for Alycia’s teacher. Then when Sherilyn went to pre-school, I had to buy 2. Now that they are in primary school where Teachers’ Day is celebrated on a grander scale with a party and all that jazz, my 2 girls told me that they wanted to give a gift each to all the teachers who teach them * rolling my eyes 360 degrees!! * Alycia has 9 teachers and Sherilyn told me she has 9 teachers too! Are there really so many teachers I wonder?? But they begged and persuaded me and said that they really really wanted to give all their teachers a gift, SO….
So hubs and I brought Alycia to do the shopping last Saturday after dropping Sherilyn for ballet class. Alycia almost wanted to swoop all the boxed and bar chocolates that were on the shelves of the mini market into our shopping cart. But we had a budget. So we got her a total of 10 boxes and bars of chocolates for her teachers, including the Mandarin tutor who comes to our place. Fortunately the mil who has a passion for baking volunteered to bake cup cakes for Sherilyn’s teachers, which costs cheaper than buying chocolates. And so she was in charged of Sherilyn’s teachers’ gifts from the baking of the cuppies to the wrapping to writing notes in Chinese.
This is what Alycia and Sherilyn gave their teachers for Teachers’ Day this year:
Bar and boxed chocolates wrapped using mil’s pretty plastic wrappers and tapes which she bought in Taiwan. The mil did all the wrapping and Alycia wrote the little notes for her teachers.
The mil’s creation… homemade chocolate cuppies with walnuts, wrapped with polka dot plastic bags. Pretty eh?