The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (Oct 1)

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 took my toddler with me to the hair salon and she decided it would be cute to throw someone else’s hair clippings from the floor like confetti." —Janice, Brooklyn


"My husband tripped and fell on our daughter’s Barbie dollhouse. He’s ok, but the Barbie house is not." —Juliette, Manhattan


"I let our five-year-old wear my brand new Ray Bans at Rockaway this summer when I had him on my shoulders. He threw them in the ocean." —Matt, Brooklyn


"I refused to read ten bedtime stories. My daughter cried herself to sleep." —Priscilla, Manhattan


"We let the twins get used to being held while they sleep. Now it’s becoming a problem, because we need to sleep, too." —Chris, Brooklyn


"I got my daughters a book that makes sounds. DON’T DO THIS." —Lauren, Bronx


"I threw out my son's pacifier with a pair of dirty baby pants." —Jack, Queens


"Our toddler showed us that he can unlock doors…by unlocking ours and going in the backyard BY HIMSELF when I was in the bathroom." —Alex, Staten Island


"I tossed a frisbee at my daughter to get her to stop texting and accidentally nailed her in the face." —Ras, Manhattan


"I privately told my husband (in front of our kids) that my mother was acting a little crazy. One of them then asked her  'Why are you acting all crazy?'" —Ashley, Queens