The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (August 20)

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 left my anti-aging cream out and my daughter shampooed her dolls with it." —Annie, Manhattan


"My husband forgot to bring the iPod adapter on our road trip and, to the kids' horror, we had to listen to the radio for 7 hours!" —Christy, Staten Island


"I once accidentally lifted our three-year-old into the ceiling fan while playing airplane. Luckily it was slow-moving..." —Josh, Brooklyn


"I gave my son a time-out for hiding his summer math workbook from me, then realized it was in my work bag the whole time." —Val, Brooklyn


"After setting up our new Roomba, I left it running for the night. I woke up to my son screaming about the robot monster under his bed." —Megan, Queens


"I sneaked a peek at my daughter's top-secret journal and she caught me red-handed. I'm 'grounded' until further notice." —Shauna, Bronx


"I bought Frozen tattoos for my girls and they lost it when I put an Elsa tattoo on myself. Selfish mommy!" —Jackie, Manhattan


"I got ice cream for two of my daughters and forgot to bring one home for our youngest. I'll never hear the end of it." —Courtney, Queens


"I let my toddler push her own stroller (she asked relentlessly), then her shoelace got caught in the wheel and she fell hard." —Tameka, Brooklyn


"One day our golden retriever kept sneezing. We didn't see the baby stick a raisin up her nose...but it definitely happened." —Michelle, Manhattan