Make sure you memorize this list, so you don't get caught saying these things grandparents should never say to their grandchildren.
Slips of the tongue are a grandparent's provenance
'I agree with you, darling. I think a snake would be a wonderful pet. Don't worry, I'll talk
to your parents.'
Regardless of the animal or reptile involved, you're on a slippery slope. Obviously you are being used as a flying wedge. Stay out of it.
'When you're in my house, you can do anything you
This is a no-no, unless your grandchild is auditioning for the new reality show 'America's Dumbest Activities.'
'Mommy tells me she wants you to go on a diet. Really! You're not
Okay to say to your evil co-worker. Never to your chubby grandchild.
'For a boy, you have the most beautiful eyelashes.'
Alternatively, if addressing your granddaughter, avoid saying, 'For a girl, you're really big-boned.'
'You know, your mommy and daddy used to drink a great deal when they
If this were a football game the comment would draw a flag on the play. The offending grandparent will receive a 15-yard penalty and a possible season suspension.
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