Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families

Sometimes, we're bad moms and dads, okay? Laugh now and deny it later.

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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliMy daughter broke a crayon last week, looked at it and said "F!@#." —Shawna, Lower East Side
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliI had my baby in the car seat but forgot to strap the seatbelt around it. As soon as I pulled out of my parking spot, it tipped over. —Annabelle, midtown
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliI left my child on the playground. —Lauren, Harlem
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliI made a boudoir book for my husband. One afternoon, we found our four-year-old reading it on our bed. —Samantha, Upper West Side
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliConnor would watch Toy Story silently, wide-eyed, so my sister surprised him with a Buzz Lightyear. He just kept it at arms length—turns out he was terrified! —Sage, Williamsburg
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliMy kid runs to me when I get home. I moved once, as a joke, and she slammed into the kitchen cabinets. —Katherine, Upper West Side
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliI left a glass of wine on the side table in the living room. While I was in the bathroom, I heard my daughter say to my son, "No, Charlie, my turn, share!" —Hillary, Astoria
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Photograph: Lauren SpinelliMy son kept saying he didn't feel good, and I told him to stop his whining. When we got home, I caved and took his temperature. He had a 102 fever. —Louise, Park Slope

Between idyllic trips to NYC’s 25 best playgrounds in New York City, exploring amazing museum exhibits for kids and enjoying family lunches at your favorite family restaurants, life can be less than picture-perfect. Let’s be real—even the best moms and dads make a mistake now and then! See our favorite funny fails from parents around the city (and submit yours to!) along with your first name and borough.