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Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (April 24)

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


"We went on a vaca and I thought I'd be fine taking out a canoe...nope! Dunked me and my three kids, who may never forgive me." —Lucy, Manhattan


"I can't put my kid's hair in a bun." —Evan, Manhattan


"I think I said yes to getting a puppy while half asleep today, because my daughters are "so excited I finally said yes." Sh*t." —Emily, Brooklyn


"Told the babysitter we were coming back at 9pm, then we partied too hard with our neighbors and came back at midnight." —Aurelia, Brooklyn


"I got kicked off the soccer field for being 'that parent.'" —Annette, Queens


"I refuse to buy my kids scooters. I might still be bitter that I wasn't allowed to have one when I was little..." —Jan, Brooklyn


"I told Lily popcorn shrimp was chicken to get her to try it. Turns out she's allergic to shellfish!" —Julianne, Queens


"I got sports day mixed up with pajama day." —Valentina, Manhattan


"I stupidly left my nail polish where my toddler could reach it, and she dumped it all over my snow-white rug." —Rosie, Manhattan


"I was like "Great!" when my daughter said she peed by herself. Until I found out it was down the vent..."—Dana, Manhattan

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.