A month or two ago, my family and I were at Sunday Mass, and during Eucharist, a girl between the ages of 8 and 11 came back to her seat, waving the consecrated host above her head, and making faces at her mother (who had not gone up for Eucharist). When she sat down next to her mother, the two of them were laughing and talking, while the host remained unconsumed. As the two were in the pew directly behind me, I didn’t want to keep turning around and staring, but wasn’t sure what I should have done. I wasn’t able to mention it to our parish priest after Mass; and, when I went to confession next, I forgot to mention it to him.
What should I have done in that situation, and what can I do now (if anything)? The thought that they were simply unaware of the protocol doesn’t seem to fit, as there were, obviously, no other people swinging the host above their heads as they returned to their seats. I can’t get this incident out of my head.