Parenting is hard. But being a single parent can be even harder. Single moms have unique struggles and challenges that other moms don’t have to deal with. For example, what happens when your child’s school hosts certain events just to celebrate dads? Some single moms may be fine having their child sit out during those events, or they may find a replacement to go so their kid can still participate.
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A mom named Whitney Kittrell planned to go with the second option when her child’s told her about a “Dads and Donuts”event at his school. But her son had a different idea. Read her story below:
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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