29 Hilarious Parenting Fails
Every parent wants to be the very best at parenting. They provide the basics, such as food, clothes, and shelter. They go above and beyond to be a good parent and put their child first. At the end of the day, being a parent is fulfilling and rewarding. It’s genuinely one of the most incredible experiences in life. However, no parent is perfect. In fact, we all make mistakes. Parenting fails are just part of being a parent. The best thing to do is learn from the mistake and laugh about it. Even parenting fails can be funny.
Kids are great and deserve all the attention in the world. But, let’s be honest here. Parenting is tough. It’s a huge life-changing responsibility. Plus, kids can be a pain in the you-know-what. Sometimes a parenting failure isn’t even the parent’s fault. It’s vital to let kids make mistakes, too. It’s the only way they’ll learn. On the other hand, some parents just drop the ball when it comes to parenting. By dropping the ball, we mean dropping the baby. Parenting fails are part of life. They’re also hilarious as you’ll discover below.
1. Parenting Fail or Smart Shopper?
Nature called, and this little kid at Lowes answered. Some people might call this an embarrassing parenting fail. Others call it an intelligent shopper who knows what he wants.
2. An Accurate Portrait
This might feel like a parenting fail, but this mom raised an honest kid. Some kids just tell it like it is, and this mom loves her social media.
3. A Normal Night Out With the Kids
One day, this little girl will be the President of the United States. She will be the first President to do a handstand during her inaugural address.
4. Celebrity Mom Parenting Fail
The hilarious Anna Farris posted this funny picture of her son Jack. She was in the process of potty training him, and he had a tiny accident. Farris shouldn’t consider this her parenting fail since his father is Chris Pratt. The same thing probably still happens to him.
5. Unhappy Kid
This mother mixed up picture day and pajama day. The kid’s face says it all. Luckily he’s wearing his SpongeBob pajamas and not his Frozen ones. That’s one epic parenting fail.
6. Baby on the Run
It’s the age-old tale of the toddler with endless energy versus the father about to give up. Fun fact; the father was clean-shaven when he first started chasing his little one a month ago.
7. Kourtney Kardashian Hits Kid With Door
Kourtney Kardashian had a very public parenting fail when she accidentally hit her daughter, Penelope, with the car door. She was actually trying to hit Scott, but he jumped out of the way.
8. The Baby and Lemar
This woman at the zoo encountered a horrifying sight when a lemur jumped on her baby. Honestly, the woman shouldn’t feel bad. However, this is still one of the biggest parenting fails. Where is that lemur’s mother? Now, that’s a bad parent.
9. Merry Christmas Fail
This mom picked out an ugly sweater for her son and sent him to school wearing it. She didn’t notice that Santa Claus is going number one on the roof and spelling out “Merry Christmas.” Honestly, it’s not Christmas unless Santa’s on the roof relieving himself.
10. He’s a Bassman
This kid isn’t the only one that likes a big ol’bass. Technically this isn’t a parenting fail as much as a photographer fail, but it’s still hilarious.
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11. Sleeping Dad
Sometimes, getting a kid to sleep is exhausting for a parent. After two hours of arguing with his kid, this father called it a night.
No, this isn’t the poster for an upcoming Judd Apatow movie about a couple struggling as new parents. This is a classic parenting fail. However, this mother is a true action hero. She’s attempting to save two children at the same time, while the father watches.
13. The Look of Oops
Sometimes parents are way too hard on themselves. Kids fall and get right back to their feet. These parents look horrified as they accidentally throw their child like a sack of potatoes. Not pictured: the kid’s having a ton of fun at that moment.
14. And We Have Lift Off
This father and child learned an important lesson at this moment. The dad learned that sometimes he’s got to let his kid make mistakes. The kid learned that he couldn’t actually fly.
15. He Sees His Destiny
The most critical parenting lesson is always to look out for your child’s safety. Unless it’s an opportunity to take a hilarious picture, that’s far more important. As this kid falls to the ground, he can clearly see his future on Instagram.
16. The Tanned Baby
Shaming a parent for a mistake isn’t helpful in any situation. Here’s a mother who got a spray tan on the baby’s face the next day. These types of things happen from time to time. The bigger issue is his mother appears to be from The Jersey Shore.
17. Toddler Devours Cake
Let’s be honest, this is how most adults wish they could eat a chocolate cake. Plus, this is probably the first time she ever ate cake. Now, she has a taste for it.
18. What Tape?
There’s one crucial lesson parents must remember. You can’t leave your kids alone for five minutes. If you do, they’ll cover their face in scotch tape. This little girl probably denied putting the tape on her face. She wants to see the evidence.
19. The Sad Clown
Initially, this little girl was excited to go trick or treating as a clown. Well, that’s until her mom did her makeup. Instead of looking like Bozo the Clown, she looks like Pennywise. To be fair, this is a hilarious parenting fail and a great picture for her 21st birthday.
20. Baby Loves Sand
This baby was going for a stroll on the beach when he fell face-first into the sand. A baby falling isn’t really a parenting fail. The baby needs to work on his cardio.
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21. Clean Up on Aisle 4
Here’s a parenting fail told in three pictures. It begins as a lovely stroll through a grocery store. Suddenly, the toddler and baby take a tumble. The mother is in shock. Not because the kids fell, but due to the sales in the store being unbelievable.
22. He’s Sliding Into the Weekend Head First
Here’s a kid that leads with his brain and not his heart. Now, some people might call this a parenting fail. but there’s a good chance the parent tried talking the kid out of sliding head first. At some point, parents must let their kids learn the hard way, landing face-first on the pavement.
23. The Bosses Son Is Always a Brat
The boss’s son thinks they can slack off and do whatever they want. It doesn’t matter if they’re 21 or one. For those wondering, this kid’s father left him alone for five minutes.
24. A Brilliant Artist
Some people might look at this picture and judge the girl’s parents. They assume that she’s just making a mess. They don’t understand that it isn’t a parenting fail. This little girl is a brilliant painter and will one day share her art with the world.
25. A Great Goalie
Kids get hit in the face with soccer balls all the time. They’ll always bounce back. However, this is a pretty epic parenting fail. On the other hand, this guy is possibly one of the most creative goalies of all time.
26. No Shoes
Most people assume as parents have more children, they make fewer mistakes. Well, that’s usually not the case. Parenting fails are a part of being a parent. For instance, this couple has three children they have to get ready. It’s pure chaos. Someone’s going to leave without shoes.
27. One Baby With Extra Ketchup
If a father ever says the phrase “I got this,” assume there’s about to be a parenting fail. There’s really no good reason to lick a baby, no matter how much ketchup. This father will go down in the parenting fail hall of fame as an all-time legend.
28. Never Send the Dad
First of all, this little girl looks fabulous in her space suit. Secondly, this is what happens when dads take their daughters clothes shopping. It was between the space suit and a clown outfit. Technically, the mother also had a big parenting fail. Somehow, she assumed there would be a different outcome.
29. Did You Fall?
Some parenting fails are honest mistakes that happen. Then, there’s this guy. This dad thought he could climb a rope with his daughter on his shoulders.
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