Catechism Walks

These past (final) three days of Christmas vacation (for me from work, and the boys from school), I’ve walked up and down the mountain near our house with #1 — an enterprise which takes about an hour and a half.  The first time, we just chatted about erosion and why the sun is in the south.  Yesterday and today, however, I brought my shorter catechism for some competitive Q&A.  #1 is only up to Q28, so we went head-to-head on those.  The first day, #1 beat me 21-18 — with a criterion of absolute perfection.  The second day (today), we decided to adopt a more lenient “three-letter” criterion, which would allow insignificant errors such as “in” vs. “by”, “continues” vs “continueth”, a missing “and”, etc.  With that leniency, and lessons learned from yesterday, we both improved, and I beat him 26-25.  Combined, #1 edged me out with a 2-day total of 46-45.   Sometimes it feels good to lose.

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2 Responses

  1. All I can say is “Wow” to both of you :)

  2. You wouldn’t say that if you knew how badly I crashed and burned when #1 quizzed me on the rest of the SC I had allegedly “memorized” over the past year! As I told him, I’m only good at 1-28 because I’ve had the extra refresher of teaching them to him!

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