I couldn't think of a fitting title- yuk! But this one is fitting. I'm not feeling terribly diplomatic & thought some of you GCers may have some valuable things to say. Here's the relationship- a half sister & her kids stayng with dad & his wife. I'm not close to the sister- but I don't wish to totally estrange them all if I can help it. B/T/W they are all REALLY 'religeous'. Not like they just go to church- they are fanatics, maniacal almost. Ok- the sisters old man left her several months back. She's hiding out in my state (she's from elsewhere) trying to make her dh lose his parential rights. Whatever.... We have property very remote that we go to get away for vacation. She is staying with the folks at their remote property nearby. But, While I was at my place her kids showed up unattended EVERY DAY for 3 weeks. She wanted to nap & had to take care of her baby (he's 2). I told her I wasn't into it- I told them to leave. The children refused, said I couldn't do anything about it, etc. They are disrespectful & rude. On a daily basis- they show up & yap about what the fam had said about us, they would direct my kids to act up, they were trying to 'save' the kids & would tell them not to tell us. They beleive in demons & other ridiculous stuff. Anyhow, alot happened- it was constant. BUT, they are children (8 & 10). Fast Forward FINALLY- sorry. We are going back to our property soon. The sister says she's going too- oh yay! I want NO part of it. I want my vacation & don't want my kids t play & be subject to such wacko ideas. Is there way to deal with this without sounding so critial & causing a major rift? I'm so close to the situation that I just feel angry. I respect their position & values and just wish they'd reciprocate- but they don't! Any ideas are appreciated.