Do any of you have any extremely difficult people in your family? To the point where, any tiny thing you ask of them is met with resistance?
Basically, I wanted to get this persons children together with some other children in the family for a group Fall picture, then frame it, and give it to someone special (in both our lives) as a Xmas gift this year. Mind you, there was already going to be a family gathering taking place, all I asked was to sneak them away for maybe an hour, tops. The last time I did anything even remotely close to this way probably about four years ago so, it's not like I make a habit out of it. I'm so exhausted from the entire exchange. I swear, I don't think this person has ever said "Sure!" to anything I've ever asked, and that's all I've ever done when they've asked me for anything (the list would be a long one).
Sorry to vent, I'm just so disappointed. I would really love to know how you guys handle these kinds of situations. This person has already given me three different excuses as to why this may not be possible and it's a week out. Mind you, there is NO reason why they should be fearful that they would be in my care for an hour - as a matter of fact, I was asked to watch their youngest not even a week ago(and I said "Sure!").
Yes, I'm angry, but I know that there are people in existence who would take the resistance in stride and move on with no grudges or ill will . . . I am not one of those people, but very much want to be . . . help!