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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (Oct 29)

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

Written by
Hannah Doolin

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.

"Spent $200 bucks on my daughter's school pictures but she throws a tantrum anytime I try to give them away." —Nadia, Bronx

"I make my son chocolate milk with a tiny bit of Hershey's syrup. He had some at a playdate and told me 'It's supposed to be brown!" Busted." —Melanie, Brooklyn

"I had to bribe my son with cookies at the end of the aisle when he was a ring bearer at a friend's wedding. I'm in all the photos." —Emily, Queens

"I let my first grader help me clean the windows (she loves it!) but she went overboard with Windex and killed all my succulents." —Ellen, Manhattan

"Cut myself while carving pumpkins and I got blood all over one of the jack-o'-lanterns." —Marian, Staten Island

"I stepped on my son's shoelace and he fell face-first into a pointy shrub." —Clare, Brooklyn

"Gave the kids chocolate-covered raisins as a treat and later found the raisins (with no chocolate) between the couch cushions." —Jane, Manhattan

"My husband brought cups that said 'More BOOs please!' to our daughter's Halloween party at school." —Nina, Bronx

"Forgot all the words to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' so I made them up, and now that's how she sings it." —Hallie, Brooklyn

"I threw out my daughter's 'gift' to me—a wad of wet paper. She cried." —Greta, Queens
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