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

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

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Raydene Salinas

“I threw up on my sick three-year-old when I had to clean his poop.” —Deborah, Manhattan

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Raydene Salinas

"My two-year-old’s favorite song is Candy Shop by 50 Cent." —Maria, Brooklyn

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Raydene Salinas

“I encouraged my four-year-old to eat broccoli by telling her they were little trees. Now she cries when she sees them because she feels bad about ‘eating the forest.’” —Jackie, Manhattan

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Raydene Salinas

“I gave my daughter scissors for a project and didn’t ask what it was. As it turns out, the ‘project’ was cutting her sister’s hair.” —Jessica, Queens

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Raydene Salinas

"I accidentally gave my daughter Lucy a ton of sugar before the babysitter came over. The sitter never came back." —Ali, Queens

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Raydene Salinas

"We punished our sweet-tooth son for a dessert that had disappeared from the counter. It took us a minute to notice the dog hiding behind the couch, covered in frosting." —Will, Brooklyn

 (Raydene Salinas)
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Raydene Salinas

"We were having lunch at a restaurant. I turned to talk to my mother, and my son said, 'Look, Mommy, I have no pants on.' His underwear and pants were around his ankles." —Allison, Queens

 (Raydene Salinas)
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Raydene Salinas

"I’m paranoid about germs, so I remind my kids to use hand sanitizer a lot. This resulted in my kid going to the principal’s office for rubbing hand sanitizer on other kids."—Jasmine, Queens

 (Raydene Salinas)
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Raydene Salinas

"Left my kids to their own devices. After a few, they were proud to show me their Play-Doh artwork...on my freshly painted walls." —Sean, Bronx

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10/15
Raydene Salinas

"My husband and I both thought the other was picking our kid up from school. It was an hour before we saw the phone calls." —Robin, Manhattan

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Raydene Salinas

"I was on the subway with my son Tyler and couldn’t catch him before he put something in his mouth. It was a wad of gum he’d pulled off the bench. Ew!" —Jay, Manhattan

 (Raydene Salinas)
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Raydene Salinas

“Our kid sometimes repeats things, and apparently told her teacher that he was driving her to drink!.” —Matt, Brooklyn

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Raydene Salinas

“My son loves Fresca and takes sips if I leave the glass out on the counter. Well, I left a gin and tonic out, which I guess looks just like Fresca." —Sarah, Manhattan

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Raydene Salinas

"My kid’s artwork fell off the fridge when my husband was cooking, so he put it away. Our son cried because he thought we didn’t like it anymore." —Jayla, Manhattan

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Raydene Salinas

"I was giving my kids a bath when the younger one…er…pooped in the tub. The eldest screamed and asked me to help, and all I could do was laugh." —Zenaida

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.

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