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Single mom Whitney Kittrell posted a picture and caption to her Facebook wall of herself dressed up as a guy. That's because to her kids, she's both mom and dad. That point that was driven home by her kindergarten-age son who asked her to go with him to his school's "dads and doughnuts" day. Single parents really do pull double duty in so many ways.

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...

Posted by Whitney Kittrell on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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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. #singlemom #dadsanddoughnuts #myforever #lovewhatmatters

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Look at that goatee soul patch combo! She's a dad with a beard that requires a lot of maintenance. Luckily, it's fake.

Sources: h/t Scary Mommy