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.