Fortunatly my ILs are fantastic, supportive and ask rather than assume, but there is always that one relative. She's of a different generation, didn't have kids of her own & has been having health issues lately which are highly contagous for older folks & young ones. So LO hasn't seen her in 6 months.
When we arrived she had already had too much to drink, expected LO yo jump into her open arms because she loves LO so much. Even after repeated explination that LO is cranky today & extra clingy she then joked (or was serious?) that she'd take Santa's present away ftom LO and pouted that LO doesn't love her.
1. my kid isn't requited to hug anyone. Not even me. There are times where she just wants more space or to be held by her dad (as was the case today & that is fine.
2 don't expect us to hand over said child when you're having difficulty maintaining balace because LO falls enough on her own already
3. if your love is so conditional, that you're going to retract it because a ONE year old doesn't do what you want, she doesn't need your love or your present.
4. want to get a baby's attention, ignore ot. Then warm up slowly.
ok, vent over.