Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Thou Shalt Not Covet
Princess: Mommy, do you think I could get that too?
Me: I don't know if we need two of them in our house. Don't you think one is plenty and you can share?
Princess: Listen Mommy, I need to tell you something. Do you know what coveting is?
Me: Yes, I know what coveting is. Do you know what it is?
Princess: Coveting is wanting what your neighbor has and we've been learning about it in school and it's a sin.
Me: That's right.
Princess: So if Prince gets the spy thing and I don't get one I might covet what he has and that would be bad but if you will go ahead and just buy me one then I won't want it cause I'll already have it. See? Then I won't have to covet.
I think I'm in trouble. We send her to a Christian school to learn the Bible and she's definitely doing that, but this child is smarter and has more angles than I could ever think of.