The veiled mother-threat – “You’d better be careful, I have eyes in the back of my head” – makes me chuckle. I remember my mom saying it to me and I’d cock my head in uncertainty. My kids’ reactions were mixed. They looked confused. They couldn’t figure out if I was kidding or not. They also looked a bit worried.
As adults we literally live as though we have two sets of eyes. We look back as we are looking ahead – which means that we aren’t focused on anything. It happens so naturally that we don’t even have to turn our heads!
QUESTION: What are you looking for back there?