Single Mom Paints On Facial Hair And Takes Son To 'Dads And Doughnuts' So He Doesn't Miss Out

February 12, 2017

A single mother has received immense amounts of praise on social media for dressing up as a man to take her son to a "dads and doughnuts" event at his school.

single mom dresses as dad for daddy donuts day with son
Credit: Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

Earlier this week, Whitney Kittrell wrote a lengthy Facebook post about the sweet act she did for her son.

She said her child, who is in kindergarten, came home one day with a flier about the school breakfast event. Kittrell said she became a single parent three years ago, and eventually asked her son if he wanted to take his grandfather to the event.

Her son told her no and that he wanted to take her because she was his mother and father. So on Wednesday morning, Kittrell put on her "best dad clothes," which consisted of a hat, T-shirt and baggy sweat pants, painted on some facial hair and then headed to her son's school event.

single mom dresses as dad for daddy donuts day with son
Credit: Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

"When I became a single mom over 3 years ago I made a promise with myself that I would do anything I could, even if it meant going out of my comfort zone, to give my kids a 'normal' life and the same experiences as other kids. We have accomplished a lot. Trips alone, teaching my son how to play catch, killing bugs with minimal screaming, countless memories, and a normal life. But when my kindergartener came home with a paper saying that they were having 'dads and doughnuts' my heart kinda sank. I finally sat him down and asked if he wanted to ask his grandpa to go. He just smiled and said 'no. I want you to go. You're my mom and dad'. So this morning I gathered up my best dad outfit, painted on some facial hair, and went to breakfast with my sweet son. I was so embarrassed but I couldn't help but smile when he introduced me to his little friends saying 'this is my mom... she's my dad too so I brought her!' I've tried my best to let them know they are loved but I wonder a lot if I'm actually succeeding at it. When I went to leave he ran after me and hugged me tight around my neck and whispered 'mom... I know that you'll always be there and do anything for me. Thank you. I love you' kissed my cheek and ran off. I hope he remembers this day cause I'll never forget it or his sweet words."

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