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