More Books, More Quality Time

Like I did with my son two weeks ago and with my one daughter last week: Brony For a Day– I had a day with just my oldest child.

*BIG SIGH* The snow nearly killed our plans though. But we braved the weather and headed out. This was the view inside my car when we started:

View of snow from inside my car.

It took two weeks to get to this point. You see, she is only a few months away from turning sixteen and doesn’t have time for dad. She is busy after school nearly every day and also has her own job working Saturdays. I got lucky today and the kids had a Pro-D day.

Our first stop was to buy hair dye for her. She has been begging to dye her hair for a few months now, so it was time to go shopping for a new colour. She chose indigo- I just finished doing her hair and she is really really happy with it.

Our second stop was Chapters. This seems to be a favorite for all of my children. I was here last week and the week before with my other children. Today my oldest offered to buy me a book in payment for the hair dye. Instead, I plan on just reading the books she bought after she is done with them. She spent $111 on books using gift cards she has accumulated over the past year.

She also got a wicked deal on a VR headset for her phone. Costing only $10. It fit in nicely with the theme of a couple of her books. After an hour or so in the store, we braved the snow once more to pick up her sister and headed out for lunch. We had some miso soup and green tea to warm us up.

My oldest and I haven’t seen eye-to-eye on occasion and we sometimes get snippy towards one another. In the end, our day was pretty enjoyable. I love the time I’ve taken to spend one-on-one with each of my kids over the past few weeks.


  1. frazzledagain · February 23, 2018

    A teenager who loves books? Oh my gosh, she’s special already! And you dyed her hair, really dad? How awesome is that?

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    • Josef Havelka · February 23, 2018

      When she was in grade 7- she “ran away” from home and went to Chapters. I seem to be the “In-House” hairdresser for the family. I’m always dying people’s hair- including my own.

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      • frazzledagain · February 23, 2018

        Cool! Bahaaha, I guess it’s not funny that she ran away, but to Chapters, well that’s funny and I’m glad she got home safe

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        • Josef Havelka · February 23, 2018

          She was upset at us for wanting to send her to a Fine Arts school. Which she loves now btw. I’m happy that was her small rebellion.

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