|Great ending. Before that I thought the humor was lacking (not that you need humor, but it was one of your key words), but at the end I could see myself, as well as you and your husband laughing at the situation and sharing a sense of relief.
I'm wondering (not judging, I promise) where the inspiration for this story came from, being that are a teacher. Perhaps you are an expert at finding ways to compliment and encourage developing writers, yet you still felt the tension of feeling insincere to your husband. Perhaps you find the struggle to be encouraging toward struggling students draining? Maybe you find yourself or someone you know pushing people toward activities for personal gain, not for the good of the pushee. Of course, it is likely that this is just a creative piece, perhaps general commentary, and I am wrong to infer anything at all. However, I find that to be a fun part of reading strangers' work. I promise, I make no assumptions or pass personal judgments.
I did find one part unclear. When you say that you and your husband were e-mailing stories back and forth, it sounded to me like he was already writing. You had just begged him to write, and now you say it was going great. Other than that I felt the story flowed well, the dialogue was appropriate and efficient, and the topic was one that many readers can relate to.
I enjoyed reading this piece, and I look forward to reading more of your work. Thank you for posting this, and thanks again for your review of my work.