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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"Set the alarm off cooking dinner. Husband had just gotten our baby to sleep." —Roxy, Brooklyn
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I talked to my 4-year-old in a fake British accent. He asked me to stop, and I replied in my accent, 'I can't! My voice is broken!' He cried hysterically." —Dina, Staten Island
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"My daughter asked me why the presents from Santa had my handwriting on them." —Nicole, Manhattan
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I shared my Tiramisu with my 1.5-year-old twins. We were up 'til 2am playing "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Forgot about the caffeine in the cream." —Elvi, Brooklyn
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I once spelled out my kid's name in Ranch dressing next to her veggies to get her to eat them. Now this is the ONLY way she will eat them." —Hannah, Manhattan
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I told my kids the candy drawer was haunted. They said I must be good at talking to the spirit, because I'm 'always eating candy.'" —Sara, Manhattan
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I figured my kid was playing in the sink and waited too long to investigate. She was making "wishes" by throwing coins in the toilet." —John, Queens
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"My son came home with a drawing of how spinach was ruining his life. (It showed me as an evil monster)." —Linda, Manhattan
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"We bought some bubblegum toothpaste to get our 4-year-old to brush his teeth. I had to hide the tube after I caught him sneaking a taste." —Jason, Manhattan
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"The tooth fairy forgot to come for my son's tooth. She came a day later, though, and blamed the bad weather." —Angela, Brooklyn
Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (February 17)
Sometimes, we're bad moms and dads, okay? Laugh now and deny it later.