You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “She’s got eyes in the back of her head.” This normally is applicable to mothers who seemingly have the uncanny ability to know what their children are up to even when the children in question are across the room or in another room altogether. My mother was no exception to this ability. In fact, my Mother Radar came with some pretty unique special features.
She could predict the future! Or so it seemed.
I remember at the end of my illustrious career in Middle School, we had to pick out our schedules for ninth grade. Our teachers and counselors gave us thick books with course subjects and descriptions of each. It was easily as thick as any college catalog.
I remember thumbing through the various electives trying to decide what I should take and asked my Mom for her advice. “You should take keyboarding,” she said to me.
“Keyboarding?” I made a face. “Why would I want to take that?”
I know I’m dating myself, but this was in the early days of Windows 95. We had a computer at home, but only Dad knew how to use it. We weren’t allowed to touch it without permission. I couldn’t see why I would need to learn how to use one of these clunky machines.
“Because computers are the future,” she said. “In a few years, everybody will have computers and you’ll want to know how to use them.”
I very grudgingly signed up for the course. Little did I know, mother was absolutely right. It’s funny to think back that there was ever a time that I didn’t know how to type. Looking at where things are now, it’s just astounding. I bank, blog, and shop online. I talk to friends in other countries online, take writing classes online, and I even met my husband online.
Mother radar, of course!