I didn't want to be a baby about it but what were they thinking.....
My sisters and I got together on Saturday for a get together to meet my older sisters new boyfriend. We had our husbands there and a few friends. We made appetizers and we had cocktails. We were listening to music, gabbing about silly stuff and just had a ball.
About 9:30 they started breaking out their phones. Ugh, I hate that. So the ones that didn't go on their phones kept up the conversation. Someone mentioned that they had a flashlight on their phone. My twin said she did too and then proceeded to flash it right in my eyes.
I have photophobia (not a fear of light but a severe light sensitivity to direct light in my eyes). I covered my eyes right away. She laughed and I told her to put it away. My older sisters new boyfriend not knowing any better decided to one up her and just inches from my face decided to show me his strobe light.
This made my eyes instantly tear up. I asked my DH to get me some tissues. One of the friends ask me if I was crying. I said no, my eyes tear up because of the light. This is the reason why I can't drive at night. They've known for over a decade that I have this condition but still looked confused. I went outside and said to DH that we needed to go because a migraine was going to happen soon. I smiled and gave everyone hugs and kisses and thanked them for a great night. Inside I was dying! Of course, I was up all night.
My sister called me the next morning and I had a migraine (still do but I have to work and life goes on). She said, hey, you shouldn't of had any cocktails. I said yes, I guess so but I think it was more the lights in the eyes. She just blew it off. I should let it go as well but I know she's going to call me today. I don't want to bring it up again but I want to make sure that it won't happen anymore.