The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (May 21)

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

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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I forgot my kid's blankey at Nanna's and my daughter told me she would never sleep again." —Melinda, Brooklyn
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"Caught the kids gnawing on nearly fossilized French fries they found in the backseat of the car." —Alan, Staten Island
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I showed my daughter what happens when you touch an ice cube with wet hands. She immediately started bawling." —Shelly, Staten Island
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"Gave my iPhone to my preschooler as a distraction and she somehow managed to FaceTime my boss." —Yasmine, Manhattan
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"After getting her face painted at a street fair, my daughter Lily asks for cat whiskers on the regular." —Leslie, Queens
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"Took pictures of the kids in front of the polar bear tank at the zoo and noticed later that my son was licking the glass." —Jeremy, Manhattan
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I tried to catch a foul ball at a Yankees game and spilled a whole beer on my five-year-old's head!" —Craig, Manhattan
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"We let the kids see "Return of the Jedi" with us. Now they have nightmares about 'Jabba the Butt.'" —Nikki, Brooklyn
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"Realized I forgot to put a diaper on my two-year-old when she had an accident on the way to daycare...all over her car seat." —Caroline, Queens
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Photograph: Lauren Spinelli"I had a Hawaiian-themed 30th birthday, and now my five-year-old son tells everyone he got Lei'ed..." —Maria, Bronx

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.