I finally became a real grown up at Royal's softball game last night.
I was sitting alone (usual game buddy couldn't make it) mid-way up the stands cheering the guys on the field as per usual. About halfway through two little teenage girls came to sit - one row up from their family and two rows down from me. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed that one of the girls turned around to look at something and then stared at me. Then she and her friend put their heads together and giggled. Then, of course, the other girl turned to look but pretended to look past me at something really interesting. I know because I was looking right at her.
Next thing, they're saying something about a picture and I see her raise her phone - camera side facing me - to her ear! She has blonde hair. It's a shiny blue phone. Sprouting out of the side of her head the wrong way.
I almost started laughing but then I thought, that's not right - I should say something.
Me (sternly): "What are y'all doing?"
Her: "What? Nothing! It's my phone."
Me: "It looks like you're trying to take a photo..."
Her (blushing): "No. No."
They turned around and then left to walk around a few minutes later.
How's that for grown up action! I never thought I could come off as stern or call a kid out for doing something innappropriate (or even think of a teenager as a kid!). I always knew it would come when I had children of my own, but not until then!
I found out later that she's the daughter of a co-worker's girlfriend and that she was trying to sneak a picture of my shirt:
And it is an awesome shirt, I just wish she'd had the manners to ask me. I had Royal take that photo after the game and I send it along to the co-worker.