Whitney Kittrell is a beautiful mom of 2 kids. So why on earth is this single mom dressed as a man? The heartwarming reason why has the whole internet cheering!
And that's just what Whitney Kittrell for her son. The dedicated single mom dressed as a man, complete with fake goatee, in order to take her son to the "Dads and Doughnuts" event at school!
Credit: Facebook / Whitney Kittrell
Whitney got divorced three years ago, and dad is not in the picture. So, she's always been committed to playing the role of both mom and dad to her two kids. Usually she pulls it off without a hitch. But when her kindergartner brought home a flyer for a "Dads and Doughnuts" event at school, it broke her heart.
But moms will do anything for their kids, even if it means sporting facial hair. And that's just what Whitney did for her son. The dedicated single mom dressed as a man, complete with fake goatee, in order to take her son to the "Dads and Doughnuts" event at school!
Whitney wrote on 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."
Single Mom Dressed As A Man Goes Viral
After sharing the heartwarming story on Facebook, Whitney's post went viral. Messages of support and appreciation flooded her in-box. And while Whitney's only intention was to be there for her son, she's glad so many people have been touched by her efforts. It was a move that took her completely out of her comfort zone, but one she'd do over and over again after seeing how much it meant to her son.
“Parenting pushes you to your limits, in a good and bad way lots of times,” Kittrell said. “This is one of those times where I was pushed to my limits, but I’m grateful that I did.”
Parenting isn't easy. And being a single parent brings even more challenges. Whitney, you are killing it as a single mom!