Tuesday, April 20, 2010

These kids!

In the space of 24 hours, Noah finally got his pronouns sorted out.  He now uses "he" and "him" when referring to males, and "she" and "her" when referring to females.  This is quite a breakthrough!  In the same 24-hour period, he also learned to pronounce his L's and his R's!  Way to go Noah!

And....Elijah set a new record yesterday when he memorized his Shorter Catechism question and proof text in fifteen minutes flat!  We do fifteen minutes of memory work a day (well, most days), and he is usually able to learn one question or one verse in that time frame; but yesterday he was moving at double speed.  He learned question #34, What is adoption?  And the proof text was 1 John 3:1.

I think that most of my readers are probably quite familiar with the Shorter Catechism, but in case you're not, here's an explanation which I will lift from the Wikipedia article:
The purpose of the Shorter Catechism is to educate lay persons in matters of doctrine and belief. The WSC is in a simple question and answer format to facilitate memorization. Typically, the parents and the church would use the shorter catechism to train their children in the ways of the Lord.


  1. I should clarify that Noah is now using correct pronouns and pronouncing his L's and R's *most* of the time, but he still slips up now and then!

  2. Way to go, boys! May God use all that knowledge in your lives to make you very wise young men!:)
    Miss you!
    Your Indiana Friends-


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