I am not a PK (Pastor's Kid) but I am raising one. This week I learned two important lessons.
During the children's time last Sunday the question was asked what happens when the policeman sees you after you have gone through a stop sign. My PK, clear as a bell said, "You get a special ticket!"*
Here is where I learned important Lesson #1: If you don't flinch during the children's time most folks won't even know it was your kid who said it!
PK was calling up the stairs for me last night and as parents sometimes do I was waiting for the calls to move from the level of "I just want your attention" to "something's on fire." Finally he used language that got my attention and then it got my attention that this name in particular got my attention. He said, "Pastor Kathryn, I neeeeeeeeed you downstairs!"
Lesson #2: If your pk has to resort to the name that your parishioners call you, maybe it's time to listen.
* Not sure it matters but my brilliant PK was applying the lesson learned from Mommy driving too fast to what must surely happen if you go through the stop sign.