So Matthew’s at a stage where he instantly wants everything his brother has. If Josiah has a toy Matthew wants it. If Josiah is doing something Matthew wants to do the same thing. If Josiah has a cookie Matthew wants two. So I’m not surprised that while brushing our teeth this morning he grabbed Josiah’s toothbrush when I wasn’t looking. I guess he thought it might taste better than his.
It’s one of the first lessons we learn. Not to covet. Seems to be a difficult one for a one year old. The sad part is that one year olds are not the only ones struggling to learn this lesson. I sure hope Matthew learns faster than I do!
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”