Monday, June 15, 2009

Preachers' Kids

Recently, I met a retired priest whose son is a composer and violinist. I'd just heard the son's excellent live performance. I complimented the dad, who began talking about PKs, or Preachers' Kids. During our opening discussion of things clerical, I detected not a hair of humility in the dad, who then spoke of his son and said, "You know, they shouldn't be called Preachers' Kids. I prefer to call them TOs."

"TOs?" I wondered. "Theological Offspring," he said. As far as I know, I successfully avoided an eye roll. But, really. He's got to be kidding. (And why is this still annoying me, two weeks later?) Heh.


Blogger Rector-The-Less said...

Hmmm? Mine are just kids, regardless of dad's (or mom's) employment.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R-T-L, I'm going to tell your kids you called them "just kids." You're in trouble now.

12:31 PM  

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