Today after Pablo's English class, his aunt and one of the cousins (Sonja) stopped by to discuss the details. Sonja's mother and I sat down at the table, and here's how the conversation started:
S.'s mom: So I was thinking once a week, you could start with just an hour and we'll see if that's enough time.
Sonja: For what?
S.'s mom: This is the English teacher.
Sonja: For who? For you?
S.'s mom (to me, ignoring Sonja): So there's Marcos, who's 14 and Sonja here is 12.
Sonja: What?! Mom! Noooo!
So basically Sonja had no idea she was coming over to meet me, nor that she'd be starting English classes with a tutor. Sounded like her mother may have previously suggested the idea, and that it didn't fly. Which means I'll need to figure out some games/conversation topics/activities to do with a 12 and 14 year old that don't want anything to do with an English tutor...
Hopefully I can win them over; I really enjoy the time I spend teaching all my other students. And if all else fails, with the slightly-boosted income I might not be forced to live off rice my last few weeks here after all.
And I shall leave you with a couple of pics of Pablo from a few weeks ago. I had drawn an outline of a person, and read him instructions so he could practice listening and complete the picture (eg. "Cole has blue pants and a red shirt.) For whatever reason, Pablo always puts on his pirate costume when I come over...hah
Cole's ridiculously long left ear, courtesy of Pablo