"Mommy, he can't sit there. He's too fat and he'll break my chair!" I bet cat's got mama's tongue! If there's one thing about tots, you can bet your bottom dollar that they'll give it to you straight. While mom may feel like crawling into the nearest hole, she usually grins and bears the awkward moment or tries to explain the embarrassment away. "Honey! That's not a nice thing to say," or "You're right sweetie. That's only for little children like you!"

Where do you stand? Do you step in and make excuses for your child, or do you let the cards fall where they may?