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Parenting Fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (March 5)

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

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"Went to a mommy daughter yoga class. Accidentally let my kid faceplant. Yikes. #futuretrustissues." —Natalie, Brooklyn

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"Forgot to tell my family that my kids were sick. Everyone got the flu...everyone..." —Tim, Manhattan

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"I normally address bad behavior by taking a toy away. I once accidentally told my kid, "Stop kicking me or I'll take your legs away." —Kyra, Manhattan

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"I was excited to show my son how we make an apple pie until I delicately sliced part of my finger off cutting an apple, and then we both had to drive to the hospital." —Elizabeth, Manhattan

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"Our toddler now proudly ID's random body parts in public because I taught him their proper names." —Jay, Brooklyn

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"I sometimes play hide and seek just to get five minutes of quiet time." —Pat, Queens

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"I brought my preemie daughter home and was trying to figure out how to make it all work. My son turned to me and said, "It's time to start shaving your beard, Mom." I guess I'd let the tweezing slide a bit...:(" —Marsha, Staten Island

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"I found a Barbie impersonator on Craigslist fo rmy kid's bday. She didn't make it because her car broke down—I had to then tell 26 kids Barbie wasn't coming." —Evelyn, Brooklyn

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"Left the kids alone for 30 minutes. They dug up the backyard for all the sprinkler heads, AKA 'buried treasure.'" —Annie, Queens

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"I saw someone else's toddler eat something out of the garbage. And walked away." —Aaron, 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.

RECOMMENDED: Parenting fails: The funniest parenting blunders from NYC families (February 26)


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