If You Give An Academic Some Free Time

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If you give an academic some free time…
He’s going to want to take a grad class.

And when he can’t find a job,
He just might take another class.

When he discovers that ancient Hebrew is very difficult,
He’ll form a study group or two.

And when he learns that Theology is fascinating,
He’ll TA a class or two.

When the pain gets too intense to study,
He’ll change his meds and increase his doctors’ appointments.

But he won’t take a semester off.
Even when he becomes a full-time dad of two.

And when he can’t find babysitters,
He’ll take the kids to class so they can become little Theologians.

And after eight long years of classes,
He’ll be awarded with a Master’s of Divinity.

After which, he may have some free time…
So he’ll probably take another class.

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32 Comments

  1. Hahahaha, you’re too funny! Congratulations to your husband for being so incredibly focused ~ on remaining a student!!!

  2. hillarious, so true! congrats to your husband… I’m a little envious. Hebrew and theology classes – yes, please!

  3. Hey now… leave Professor X alone. Congrats to him – and to you for surviving perpetual studentism. (Is that even a word? Because it should be.)

  4. Congrats to your hubby! What a fantastic accomplishment! And, love your clever tribute … you are so good!!

  5. Congratulations Professor X!
    Now go hide the PhD catalogs.
    Trust me on this one.

  6. Bravo!!!!! Congratulations to you both. I’m sure he couldn’t have done it without you.

  7. Oh, I so get it! 9 years of school (being married that whole time), and now I call my husband Dr.

  8. heehee….so funny! I wish I had some free time…I might become an academic!

  9. Wow! That is terrific, congratulations!

    And, I know exactly what you mean — if I could afford it, I would just take class after class.

  10. Congrats! Maybe he can master in Job 101 now. 😉

  11. Whoa – master of divinity. Sounds like you are living with a god, or at least a saint.

  12. That is too funny…and so true for a bunch of people!

  13. Woohoo! Congrats to Professor X! I am a class of 2009 too and will accept my expensive piece of paper at the end of the month. I keep saying how good it feels to be done school but now I am a teacher so I guess I will never be out of school! 🙂

  14. Sounds familiar! Congratulations to him on a fantastic achievement. And what a role model for your children.

  15. Great post. And congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment.

  16. Wow. What a inspiration! Congratulations to your husband! I loved the way you wrote this.

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