Epic parenting fails that will make you feel like a saint

Parenting fails have existed since the dawn of, well, parents. The only difference is that now there is social media, so everyone gets to witness your little boo boos. Fun!

To put your foot in it

This parent has literally put their (child’s) feet in it instead of the prescribed pair of hands.

Parenting fails - footprints

Via Instagram @cheekyjenng

Not-so-nice Christmas jumper…

What looks like a cute, if slightly gaudy, Christmas jumper loses a bit of innocence if you take a closer look at how Santa is, erm, ‘inscribing’ his message.

Parenting fails - Sweater

Via Imgur/angryhamzter

Babies bounce.. don’t they?

Parenting fails - drop kids

Via Instagram @lizhansenphoto

Mixing up Photo Day with Pyjama Day

The look on this kid’s face says it all.

Parenting fails - Spongebob

Via Reddit/KillerKenyan


Do you ever yearn for the good old days when kids fit around the lives of their parents, not the other way around?

The following photos prove that it’s never too early to start pulling your weight, whether as back cushions, portable laptop desks or crumb catchers.

Parenting fails - Train

Via: fb-troublemakers.com

Parenting fails - laptop

Via: chucks-fun.blogspot.ca

Parenting fails - crumbs

Via: reddit.com

Wardrobe malfunction

Fashion these days… It’s daunting enough setting foot in a ‘young people’ clothing store with its loud music, scary mirrors and overly chirpy (or conversely, completely uninterested) 15-year-old shop assistants. Then you have to contend with having to guess whether that mystery material draped over the hanger is a scarf, boob tube or extremely tiny skirt.

So spare a thought for this parent struggling to understand ‘very young people’ fashion. And possibly getting it just a tad wrong…

Parenting fails - Swimming costume

Via Instagram @stephnbrooks

To be fair, this one is more the Tooth Fairy’s fault

Parenting fails - Tooth fairy

Via Instagram @masher31

Way TMI, mum

Mum will always have your back… even if you don’t want her to. 

Parenting fails - TMI

Via Mommy Giggle 

In the interests of promoting species diversity… 

We always think of animal parents as being above ‘human error’.

While not parenting fails as such, here are some pictures of our animal friends which demonstrate that their parenting experiences are not always as flawless as we think.

I’m begging you, go the F to sleep.

Parenting fails - Gorilla

Via Bored Panda

Have babies, they said. It’s so enriching, they said.

Parenting fails - Dog

Via Bored Panda

So tired. So, so tired.

Parenting fails - Cat

Via Bored Panda


…and we’ll show you ours. Promise!