In honor of last Sunday being Pastor Appreciation day, I'm bringing to y'all today a post that I've been wanting to do for quite some time. Mostly it's random facts and things about my experiences as a PK. If you're a PK I hope you can relate, and if not, maybe you can glean something for all this rambling, even if it's laughter. ;)
First off, for all the church kids out there, you can probably relate to these sort of things... (In other words, this is some cool relatables I found on Pinterest so y'all are getting them.)
Haha, I love this. XD With the wide variety of ages in our youth group, someone actually thought we were all one family when we went hiking a month or two ago. The lady was like "wow, big family." Lady, if only you knew... B-)
BUT. (#picturedumpover) If you're a PK, it's much more than this. If your Dad is a preacher/pastor, chances are you've experienced some of these following situations...
// If you're like the P. family, maybe your Sunday mornings also go something like this...
Everyone is 'congregated' (pun totally intended) in the bathroom (although there is another in the house...). I'm trying to fix my hair, Mom is trying to see in the mirror around me (advantages of being short with a tall mom. She can see over my head). Tucker is slicking his hair down/brushing his teeth (I mean, he's only been up five minutes, what do you expect?) Dad comes down the hall looking for his glasses...and realizes they've been in his shirt pocket all along. Once we finally make in to the car a good ten minutes after we were supposed to leave, Dad is in zombie-mode and Tucker gets sent back inside with the words "everyone thinks that's the only shirt you own. Go change into something decent!" And then we *somehow* arrive at church at exactly 10:00, granted no one has had food.
(Yes. All that actually happened a few weeks ago. XP)
// You've ever ate breakfast in the car on Sunday mornings...or trashed your room while getting ready (connecting with the gals, here).
// You have won lots of scripture memorization trivia. (It's apparently expected that it's been drilled into your head since infancy.)
// People expect you to be perfect. (Sorry to disappoint but we *are* human...)
// You're name WILL be mentioned from the pulpit at least every other month. Because, whatever embarrassing thing you did last week is most definitely related to Paul's ministry.
// If someone new is there that's your age, it's up to you to show them to the Sunday school class.
// People expect you to know what Dad's going to preach on days in advance (uh, no. Mom usually doesn't even know.)
// Everyone knows you. Usually it goes something like, "oh, that's Pastor ___'s son/daughter".
// You get asked if you're going to be a preacher/marry a preacher. (Drop the stereotype, please.)
// Whenever someone wants to know where something is kept at church, you often get asked. (Hey, I don't live here either ya know.) You may also get asked for a key to those little closets that no one
really knows what lives in.
really knows what lives in.
// A pool party can very quickly turn into a baptism.
// You've had a drug problem from a young age.
Me: We have a drug problem.
Other person/church member: You have WHAT?!
Me: Yeah, we're drug to church three times a week...
You have to admit that was pretty good. XD
Annnndd...that wraps it up, folks! A quick shout-out to all my PK pals in the blogosphere. (If I forgot someone, forgive me. Or let me know and I'll quickly add 'em. :)) Y'all have been there. Y'all understand. *high fives* Keep on being awesome.
So. Are you a PK? Do you know any? Can you relate to any of the above? XD
Hope y'all are having a great week! :) God bless,
**All photos from Pinterest, excluding post graphic.