Thursday, June 11, 2009

way to go, libby jo

my youngest daughter announced her intention to become a teacher about a year ago. "i think i'd be good at it, mommy," she said one afternoon when i picked her up from tutoring the little kids at the primary school. "teaching the little kids is lots of fun."

so this spring, when i saw an ad for someone looking for a high-school student to tutor their son who was going into vo-tech school in the fall, i suggested that libby call and find out about the job.

i don't know what to say, mommy, she said.

i wrote it out for her.

when the lady who placed the ad called back to speak to libby, she commented on how smooth and put-together libby sounded. we met a week or so later. by then, libby had not only won an award for having Distinguished Honors all year, she'd also won the math award. (anyone who really knows me knows what a cosmic joke on me THAT is.)

it turns out eunice (yes, there's a person named eunice) is a nice lady and her son seems like a nice kid. it's clear she's trying to do the best she can for him, and i liked her right off the bat just for that. libby and chris are going to meet at the library for four or five hours a week, and libby will make $8 an hour.

last night was their first session, just to see how they worked together. it seemed to go really well and libby came home with $12 in her pocket. "look, mommy," she said, as she peered into the envelope, "my first money as a teacher."

way to go, libby jo.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

9 comments:

April said...

Sounds like Libby is on her way! I'm sure you're beaming!

Kat said...

Way to go Libby Jo! I'm glad that things seemed to go well.

We need more good teachers that think they are good at what they do. There are many good teachers - just not as many as I wish we had. Its not just a job - it is the shaping our future generations.

Frame one of those first dollars - so you can remember just how good it made you feel to get paid for what you want to do.

Martha said...

Great Job, Libby Jo!!

Allison said...

Congratulations Libby!

Lynette said...

fantastic, and kuddos for seeing a way to help her get started on her future dream.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

That is wonderful Annie and speaks volumes of both you and Libby Jo!!

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Walk in the Woods said...

Yay Libby!

Kim said...

I doubt there are that many Eunice's in this neck of the woods - she is a really nice woman. Way to go Libby!

Sethanie said...

Eunice! There's a person named Eunice?

:) Our tastes in movies seem to have some commonality.

Am enjoying reading your blog!