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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (Nov 12)

Sometimes, we're bad moms and dads, okay? Laugh now and (definitely) deny it later. Seriously, nobody's perfect.

Allie Early
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Allie Early

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 told my two-year-old it was fine for him to play in the mud. Until I saw the fire ant hill...we both got bitten." —C, Brooklyn

"My son caught me flushing his goldfish." —Bryan, Queens

"My four-year-old daughter yelled "sh*t!" when she dropped her cereal bowl." —Agatha, Manhattan

"I handed my toddler her very first ornament for the tree. She didn't have a good grip and it fell/smashed to pieces." —Brooke, Queens

"My kids begged me to make sweet potatoes with marshmallows for Thanksgiving. I burned the marshmallows and ruined everyone's life." — Dana Marie, Brooklyn

"I stepped away for two seconds and returned to find my toddler and dog sharing a Milk-Bone." —Gerald, Brooklyn

"I've been rewarding my kids for using the potty. Now they use it competitively and get upset if the other beats them to the bathroom..." —Marjorie, Staten Island

"I let my daughter try on her flower girl dress for size. When she refused to take it off, I said the flower girl police would come. She cried." —Elizabeth, Bronx

"I gave my kids my old Sims computer game. It made our computer a slug." —Jimmy, Manhattan

"We bought pumpkins and didn't actually carve them until after Halloween because I forgot."  —Jessie, Brooklyn
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