1. When missing church was never an option, even if you were sick.
*swallows panadol and wears church clothes*
2. Whenever someone said “Pastor’s children are usually the worst.”
Ehn, we have heard.
3. Whenever members of the congregation called them mummy and daddy.
We are not siblings, please.
4. When you had to go to church as early they did
“Can I come later?”
5. …and wait hours after the service had ended.
Hay God! Can we go home?
6. Whenever your parents used your embarrassing stories to preach.
Is that how you used to do?
7. When people expected you to somehow want to be a pastor too.
Is it a family business?
8. When church members tried to force you to be friends with their kids because they thought you’d be a positive influence.
Lmao! Better carry your child away.
9. When you had to do morning and evening devotions everyday
And you dare not sleep off in the middle of it.
10. …and both of them were as long as actual services.
We might as well start a parish in the house.
11. When people really expected you to be just as spiritual as your parents.
Is it hereditary?
12. When you had to fake smile at everyone because people just expected you to be nice.
I don’t even know you people.
13. When your parents didn’t allow you to read or watch Harry Potter, because witchcraft.
…but you did anyway.
14. When you had to attend every midweek service, house fellowship, and Night Vigil.
15. Whenever you did something wrong and someone asked you “Aren’t you a pastor’s child?”
We cannot make mistakes again, abi?
You still loved them, because they loved you.