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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (July 30)

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 bought Activia instead of regular yogurt by accident. Kids are about to have a really regular week..."—Jason, Brooklyn


"We walked through the candy aisle at the grocery store." —Paola, Queens


"Rewarded my kid for eating her spinach, then realized she'd spit it out and hidden it under her seat cushion." —Genevieve


"When my toddler drops her food, instead of saying 'Oh no!' or 'Oops!' she now says 'Really?'" —Diana, Manhattan


"My wife sat on my daughter's favorite toy pony (it was buried in the couch) and its leg broke off." —Thomas, Manhattan


"I left the wrong house key for the sitter. They got locked out when they went to the playground and we had to come home from our date early." —Margaret, Queens


"We went camping and I didn't think to show my city kids what poison ivy looks like." —Jack, Manhattan


"When my son showed me a bloody knee wound from skateboarding, I screamed and actually fainted." —Jes, Bronx


"I took my laptop away from my son in a hurry and massively squished his fingers between the panels." —Fiona, Staten Island


"My three-year-old asked why the traffic around us was just going backwards. I guess I was driving a bit too fast..."—Wendy, Queens