Rebecca Brett, 24, was out shopping at her local market when Ava, three, begged her mom to buy a bag of what she thought was ‘smiley-face’ pasta.
Thinking nothing of it, she put it in her shopping and cooked it up for her two little girls.
But it was only when Ava and seven-month-old Emilia, were tucking into the dish at home she realized she had bought novelty penis pasta.
On closer inspection, she realized it was meant for cheeky hen do dishes, and Rebecca, from Dunstable, said she was ‘mortified’ when she realized what she had done.
She said: ‘It was a hectic morning and I just bought it without thinking.
‘When I saw Ava with the tiny penis in her hand, my heart sank, but I quickly burst into hysterical laughter at my blunder!’
Rebecca took to Facebook to share her mistake, and her post has been liked by 340,000 people and shared 176,000 times.
It said: ‘Mum of the Year award most definitely does not go to me.
‘I wandered into the market and Ava begged me for some ‘smiley face’ pasta she saw.
‘So I bought it, cooked it for the girls for lunch today..
‘Thought it looked a bit odd, re-looked at the bag and it’s only bloody penis pasta.
‘How could I not even realize even while cooking it?!
‘So my 3 year old and 7 month old are currently sat eating a bowl of dicks for their lunch. Life.’
Rebecca and fiance Simon Ridgeway, 31, can not believe the attention it has been getting.
‘I couldn’t wait to tell Simon and show him the photos when he got home,’ she said.
‘I posted it on Facebook because it really is the stupidest thing I’ve ever done and I thought my friends would appreciate it – I never expected it to go viral!’