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... give them a puzzled look and ask them if they had forgotten that you had already given them the answer and that the answer was no.
If they bring it up again, say, "I really wish you would stop bringing this up. It's really upsetting for me to keep having to say no to you. I don't like denying you time with your grandkid, you *know* how important I think it is that she have a great relationship with you. Every time you bring this up, it puts me in a really uncomfortable position. Please stop doing that to me. I'd like *us* to have a good relationship too. DD will not be able to miss her first week of kindergarten."
School is really not the issue here. You are the parent, you made a decision, they have to accept it, period. You are not obligated to hand over your child on demand and they do not get decide whether or not your reasons are good enough. If they bring up the issue again, give them a puzzled look and ask them if they had forgotten that you had already given them the answer and that the answer was no.
As a parent of highschool/college age kids, I think that missing school in Kindergarten is not a big deal. If it were the first week I would say no because she needs to make friends, learn the routines etc. But if it were a few weeks into the year and I wanted her to spend time with grandparents then I would say yes. Grandparents won't be around forever but school will. :-) However, if you don't think the grandparents are up to supervising a 5 year old then use school as the excuse.
I'm kind of confused about the program though. Is this some kind of pre-summer program or a summer camp?
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