Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Single Mom Dresses Up As A Man To Attend ‘Dads And Doughnuts’ Day At School.

We have all innocently joked about it; when one spouse is away on a business trip, we state we are going to be single-parenting for the time being. The reality of being the sole provider is something two-parent couples will never fully understand. Everything from making breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, to driving the kids to school, extra-curricular activities, and parties, to doing the homework with them, reading to them at night, all while holding down a job, is just part of life.

The United States Census Bureau reveals that 80.6 percent of single parents are mothers. Today, approximately 17.4 million kids under the age of 18, are being raised without a father. Still, schools across the country hold "father and son/daughter" days where treats are served for the dads and kids to enjoy. While it's a great idea in theory, there are millions of boys and girls who cannot partake in this activity.

Whitney Kittrell has been a single parent for the last three years, raising two kids.

Her first and foremost goal has been to ensure her kids know they are loved unconditionally.

Whitney Kittrell has been a single parent for the last three years, raising two kids.

Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

"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," she wrote on her Facebook page.

Her pledge means she has taken trips with just the three of them, taught her son how to play catch, and just about anything to create "countless memories."

"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," she wrote on her Facebook page.

Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

Kittrell was stumped when her son Lucas came home from kindergarten with an invitation.

Arrowhead Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah, was hosting a "Dads and Doughnuts Day" event. Kittrell said she felt her heart sink.

Kittrell was stumped when her son Lucas came home from kindergarten with an invitation.

Dunkin Donuts

Still, she came up with a clever solution.

She sat down with her son and offered to have his grandfather take him to the activity. To Kittrell's surprise, he turned down her offer.

Still, she came up with a clever solution.

Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

Lucas didn't want his grandfather to attend the "Dads and Doughnuts Day," he wanted his mom there.

His explanation was simple and wiser beyond his years. "I want you to go. You're my mom and dad," Lucas told her.

Lucas didn't want his grandfather to attend the "Dads and Doughnuts Day," he wanted his mom there.

Whitney Kittrell / Facebook

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