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Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (March 26)

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

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"After hearing me accidentally drop the F bomb, my toddler now cries 'bok' whenever he's upset. I just reply, 'yes son, I'll read that book to you.'" —Victoria, Queens

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"While vactioning in Montauk, my 1.5-year-old squealed as I pushed her on a swing. I pushed her so high that she flew off and split her chin open." —Sarah, Brooklyn

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"Let my daughter play with her cousins right before a family photo shoot. All three came back soaked from a sprinkler and covered in mud." —Greg, Queens

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"Took my kid into the local beauty shop, but didn't notice her hanging out in the XXX section. Who knew that was even there?!" —Jillian, Manhattan

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"To instill civic pride in my son, I told him the BK Bridge was his—and he believed it. Realized I bungled that when he said 'Mommy, this is my bridge, right?'" —Lisa, Brooklyn

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"I sometimes tell my husband, "You're f*cking ridiculous." Now my son enjoys telling his father, "Daddy, you're f*cking ridiculous!'" —Nina, Brooklyn

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"Let my kid play house with the home phone. She accidentally dialed 911 and the police showed up!" —Andrea, Manhattan

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"My old movie-loving two-year-old accidentally guzzled my champagne one NYE. She screamed and accused me of giving her a 'mickey slip'—her version of being slipped a mickey!" —Diane, Brooklyn

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"My husband actually convinced our son that the underpants gnomes are real. Now he won't go near the dryer." —Christine, Manhattan

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"I turned my back for 30 seconds. My toddler ate half a tube of lipstick." —Sam, 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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