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Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (March 11)

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

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"I let my toddler try my spicy noodles and she threw them up, all over the car." —Alexandra, Brooklyn

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"My daughter's class was talking about the color red. She told them, 'Mommy wears red underwear on Valentine's Day!' Oops..." —Marie, Queens

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"Never give your kid a Sharpie. Learned that the hard way." —Jamie, Manhattan

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"My toddler asked, 'What's Aunt Mary doing?' My husband joked, 'Probably hitting the sauce.' Now she always asks, 'Can Aunt Mary come hit the sauce with me?" —Annie, Manhattan

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"We gave my kids some gum as a reward, thinking they were past the age where they'd play with it. My daughter now needs a pixie cut." —Janet, Brooklyn

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"Thought I picked a great nanny. Came home early to find a wholehouse of nannies (plus 5 kids that weren't mine)." —Carly, Manhattan

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"I bought the Frozen soundtrack." —John, Brooklyn

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"I forgot to put my kid down for a nap. It was terrible." —Ashley, Manhattan

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"I blamed a loud fart in the grocery store on my baby. Nobody bought it. <---- parent of the year." —Rosa, Queens

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"My tween daughter was learning to babysit, so we let her watch her brothers for an hour. Never again." —Barbara, Queens

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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