Saturday, May 24, 2014

Eyes in the Back of My Head

Today we took the fam to the park for a picnic.  While we were enjoying our lunch we were reminiscing about "the good old days". My 17 year old daughter was telling her 8 year old brother about "Moms eyes in the back of her head".  She remembered a day that she was supposed to be sweeping the front porch and she kept getting sidetracked...this girl loves all things outdoorsy, bugs, plants, reptiles, rocks, etc...

It is important at this point in the story to know that I had caught her earlier this day doing something she shouldn't have been doing!!! She was convinced that I had eyes in the back of my head because she couldn't figure any other reasonable way in her little 8 year old mind that I could have caught her in the act!

Soooooo, as any desperate Mom would do....I got an idea!!! Muahahaha!!! I had some leftover Halloween candy like this...

...I took it out to the front porch and set this fun little piece of chocolate right where it was "looking" at her!!!

Guess how long it took for her to get that porch swept!!!  ;)

With all of the craziness going on in the world today, I wish I could send chocolate eyeballs to watch over my missionary to make sure he is doing all that he should be and to watch out for his safety. I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who watches over our missionaries. Accidents still happen, missionaries still get a little sidetracked at times...but I knowing that Angels are protecting these valiant servants of the Lord helps me sleep a little better at night!

And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up. ~ Doctrine and Covenants 84:88


  1. Love that story! When Aaron was little, I told him, you know mom has eyes in the back of my head. He then went over and tried looking through my hair! Oh kids...they crack me up!!
    Anna banana

  2. Haha! Love it. I just told my 7 year old the same thing. My 11 year old piped up and said yes mom does have eyes back there. Then they asked when they would grow eyes in the back of their heads. I told then when they became mom's!

  3. I love it!

    My kids used to think I had super powers - xray vision, psychic, bionic hearing, etc.

    Now they know I have them - ha ha ha!

  4. OMG I love this story. My kids always were convinced I had eyes in the back of my head. The older ones were always telling the littler ones that I did. They always backed me up. So funny Lori I always told my kids the very same thing that those eyes came from being a mom. Love how these little things make it around the world. We truly are all brothers and sisters.