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The funniest parenting fails from NYC families (September 17)

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 asked my son what he wants to be for Halloween and he said, 'Donald Trump.'" —Carly, Manhattan


"I left my perfume rollerball out and our 4-year-old proceeded to roll it on every surface in her room. Everything reeked." —Andrea, Bronx


"I accidentally flat-tired my son and he tripped and skinned both his knees." —Vanessa, Queens


"I didn't know my daughter had a collection of beer bottle caps. Her teacher wasn't thrilled when she brought them to show-and-tell." —Elena, Staten Island


"Told my kid to do a cannonball at the pool so I could take a Snapchat video, and the lifeguard yelled at him. He cried." —Patricia, Brooklyn


"My son dropped his hot dog on the floor at a Mets game and threw a fit. It was the bottom of the ninth, so I told him he could still eat it." —Martin, Manhattan


"We were making s'mores on vacation and I dropped a hot marshmallow on my son's foot." —Ricardo, Queens


"I was at a fancy tasting event, and I spent most of my food tickets on a cupcake for my two-year-old. She threw it on the floor." —Anthony, Brooklyn


"I taught my kid the B-I-N-G-O song and now he won't stop singing it over and over." —Angela, Brooklyn


"The photo album with pictures of our son's first year got mixed in with old books during our move. I donated it to Salvation Army." —Lynne, Bronx