Motocross: It was motocross madness on Sunday with Motocross Boy getting his groove back and hitting the course with a seriousness we haven't seen in a long time! He was racing like he meant it and did really well - beating out kids that have been leaving him in the dust all season long. Maybe all the talk about becoming Golf Boy instead of Motocross Boy got to him and he decided he better show some effort. Whatever it was - somebody gave that kid some serious Wheaties Sunday morning! The first picture is Motocross Boy leading the pack. Just the lap before both of those riders had been in front of him. The second picture is one of his "big air" moments on his Suzuki 85. Tell me you wouldn't have a heart attack every time you saw your kid doing this. Gulp.
Horses: Stanley got the weekend off since we had Christmas on Saturday and racing on Sunday. Yesterday he went back to "work", work being used very lightly since Equestrian Girl rode bareback and mostly just played with him, lots of walking and trotting and then later, when they were supposed to be cooling off, taking him over some ground poles. The poor horse is NOT a jumper that's for sure!
Homeschooling: We've been slacking this month. I admit it. Last night I did trick Motocross Boy into practicing some cursive - something he HATES. I really don't care all that much if he can write in cursive, many men don't use it, but he needs to be able to read it and at least sign his name. He had a HUGE dry erase board in his room at bedtime last night and was setting up something for his "business". I asked if I could write something and wrote it in cursive and asked him to read it. We started out with easy stuff and then got harder. He has a difficult time with lower case cursive S and R so I quickly focused in on those words. Then I had him write his name. About the 3rd try he did it perfect but then tried to get "fancy" and it messed him up. The lower case cursive n is difficult for him to write so we practiced that too. Before he even knew what hit him we had been doing this for 15 minutes and I called it quits. Teehee!! He got educated a bit and didn't even notice!