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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (July 10)

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

"I tell my kids stories as our dog and cat in high-pitched voices. The kids had crashed and were no longer listening, but the guy at the red light was." —Emily, Manhattan
"To avoid major meltdowns, I trick my son into leaving the park by telling we have to go or I will poop my pants." —Elsie, Bronx
"I gave my twins lightsabers. We were in urgent care two hours later." —Jenna, Manhattan
"I saw my son picking his nose in the rearview mirror but told him I could see because I have eyes in the back of my head. He was terrified." —Maurisa, Queens
"I let my kid play with our unlimited Metro Card. She casually dropped it in that unreachable spot behind the radiator." —Sam, Brooklyn
"My eight-year-old used my self tanner all over thinking it was lotion. I loofah'ed it off, but she's still a bit orange." —Zibba, Manhattan
"I didn't have the heart to tell my daughter that the grocery store eggs don't hatch. She sat on the carton hoping they might." —Andy, Staten Island
"I got my four kids excited to make soft pretzels and then really messed up the recipe. It tasted horrible and everyone was sad." —Sherry, Brooklyn
"We were at a restaurant with a fish tank and my son wanted to take pictures. My iPhone went for a swim." —Sophie, Manhattan
"I pushed my niece down the slide a little too hard and she went flying..."—Carmella, 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.