What worried me most about moving to Yaad, was my little girl, she was 6 years old at the time. We moved back to my home Island from Oklahoma when she was just a baby and Dominica was pretty much her home. She traveled between there and St.Kitts very often but Dominica was always home. It was a bittersweet moment for me explaining to her that we were going to move to Jamaica, she'd never visited with me before, she just knew we took lovely pictures every time we went.
So there I was, with an excel spread sheet of all the prep schools in Kingston, a column for extra curricular activities, opening hours, after care facilities, religious affinities, the works. Yes I called and asked and just flat out said, hey my baby is a big girl and she's not Jamaican, she is awesome and has leadership qualities, I don't want her to be bullied...*que everything a worried mom would ask'.. We settled on the Queens Prep, somehow it ticked all my boxes. The receptionist was just soo super sweet and helpful. I enrolled her in as many extra activities as possible. You know what else, Queens had their own swimming pool, I used that as a selling point to get her hyped.
Well peeps, abi did more than fitted in-within a month she started speaking Jamaican patios. Everyday was something new and I would be like HUH where did you hear that????
So on this particular day we're driving to the supermarket-this taxi man, tries to 'bad drive' me and cut across in traffic, My Abiah, rolls down her window and yells- "You Eeidiat Bwoy"., in the best jamaician dialect ever!! Calmly looks at me and say's mommy that's an eeidiat bwoy you know!
At this very moment I knew the adjustment process was completed!