The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (July 23)

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

"I talked a little too openly about work in front of my six-year-old. When she learned my coworker's name at Bring Your Kids to Word Day, she said, "Mom doesn't like you!" —Elena, Brooklyn
"We got my daughter a kitten. It's ruined pretty much every material item I've ever loved." —Quinn, Manhattan
"My son got in trouble for saying the word "damnit" at school. Then told the teacher he learned it from me!" —Ashley, Staten Island
"My kids drank water from the dog bowl just 5 feet away from me." —Gina, Manhattan
"We used the kids being away at a sleepover as an excuse to throw a semi-wild dinner party, then both slept way past their pickup time..." —Catherine, Queens
"I yelled at someone else's kid on the playground. (This is a bad idea. Don't do this.)" —Larissa, Bronx
"We taught the kids how to do funny prank calls, and we paid dearly for it. They continued without us and called my sisters past midnight..." —Hannah, Queens
"My 12-year-old doesn't know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek." —Jessi, Brooklyn
"I made hors d'oeuvres for a baby shower and told my son he could have ONE. I came back and he'd opened a ton to eat the meat." —Meghan, Bronx
"Didn't warn Grandma that our son's new thing is to jump out from behind furniture. She was so surprised she fell over!" —Carla, 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.