The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (September 10)

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.


"Our first-grader was helping me make cookies for a bake sale and dumped in extra salt when I wasn't looking. I served them anyway." —Leslie, Manhattan


"My son was tipping  back in his chair, and I pretended to push the back of it to show him a lesson. He actually fell backward." —Amelia, Queens


"I forgot my son's passport on our way to Montreal and joked that we'd have to leave him at the border. He cried the whole ride home." —Ethan, Brooklyn


"I left my daughter's scooter outside a bodega and forgot about it! I told her it was stolen." —Beatriz, Manhattan


"I told my six-year-old to duck under the subway turnstile, and his backpack got stuck on one of the poles. He screamed in horror. Everyone looked." —Smith, Manhattan


"I was drawing my daughter a bath and overflowed the tub when I went to pour myself a glass of wine." —Shanna, Brooklyn


"My son told my daughter that I like him best. When they came to ask me, I wasn't listening and responded, "Yes, yes, fine!" —Chloe, Queens


"I dropped a full water bottle on my kids' foot." —Melissa, Bronx


"We gave our kids milkshakes before a long car ride home, and then got stuck in stop-and-go traffic. They both puked in the car." —Jackie, Brooklyn


"I accidentally took lots of two-second videos instead of photos at my son's basketball tournament." —Steve, Queens