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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (August 13)

Sometimes, we're bad moms and dads, okay? Laugh now and (definitely) deny it later. Seriously, nobody's perfect.

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.


"I ruined my son's first s'mores experience by handing him one that was still too hot. It burned his hand!" —Jessie, Manhattan


"I brought my toddler to my friend's baby shower. Her crying disrupted the whole thing—she was so loud that leaving the room didn't help." —Rochelle, Brooklyn


"My two-year-old asked if we could go to McDonald's. I said, "The farm with the animals?" She said, "No with the French fries." —Jenn, Brooklyn


"Told my kids I wanted flowers for Mother's Day. My kids then went and picked my neighbor's flowers for me..."—Sara, Brooklyn


"I finally revealed my fear of spiders to my son. Now he torments me with fake plastic spiders around the house. Really?!!" —Hannah, Queens


"My kid loves kale. Win or fail?" —Rob, Bronx


"My six-month-old spit up on my new carpet. Ran for a Clorox wipe, wiped the carpet and then wiped my kid's face! WIth the Clorox wipe!!" —Sabrina, New Jersey


"Told our daughter that she could have one cookie. Stupidly left her alone with them. She took that to mean one plate." —Leah, Manhattan


"Brought my kid to Sephora and she used one of the lipstick samples straight on her lips when I wasn't looking...ughhhh." —Vivian, Queens


"We convinced my friend to let our son be his ring bearer, then totally regretted it. He freaked out and made a scene during the ceremony." —Delia, Bronx