Friday, December 17, 2010

Negasi's take on JamRock

Children adapt so easily and are oh so resilient.  I admir-envy them (yes, that's a word I made up.)  Negasi is no exception to this truth.  I remember in October when we saw his Dad off at the airport after he had spent several weeks here with us in Jamaica.  When he actually left our sight to board the plane Negasi cried and cried all the way to the car and then cried some more for much of the ride back home.  But, please believe me when I tell you that the next morning he was able to explain to me that "Daddy is not here right now. He went on the airplane."  Amazing.

Well, needless to say, Negasi (despite a few colds and subsequent hospital visits) has certainly been enjoying his experience here.  He went from feigning sickness and exhaustion just so that he wouldn't have to go to school to absolutely looking forward to each school day.  All of the staff at Negasi's school are women, and he addresses them as, 'Aunty' so he comes home with lots of stories about his various aunties.  This week the school had their annual Christmas party.  Here are some pics:
Negasi in his purple school uniform shorts.

Negasi and his schoolmates.

Negasi on the monkey bars.

Negasi on top of a playhouse.

Bouncing on the bounce about. 

Negasi basically finds the fun in every situation.  For example, he's made a game of climbing our front grill.  See below.

More of a look into Negasi's Jamaican life...
On our way from school

Playing on the swings in the back

Telling his cat to get ready for the picture.

Negasi wearing his funny glasses.

At a Christmas fair.

At a bus stop after school.  Peep the shoes.

Negasi watching his prized portable DVD player.

Negasi with the ball he uses to practice his soccer skills.


  1. Negasi, the world traveler. Negasi, the model. Negasi, the mountain (gate) climber. Negasi, world ruler. This kid has seen and experienced so much in his short 2 and 3/4 years. He couldn't have seen all that he has seen without great parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

  2. Darise, you're so right. Negasi is proof that it definitely does take a village to raise a child. LOVE our fam and close friends. Thanks! on Negasi's behalf.