Single Mom Dresses as Dad for Son's School Breakfast

"You're my mom and dad, '" Kittrell wrote in the post.

Her son is in kindergarten, and after he came home from school with a flier for the event, she asked him if he'd like to take his grandfather to school with him. But the single mom of two does her best to give her children a balanced and "normal" childhood, even if it meant going outside her comfort zone. She dug around her makeup bag for a minute and then pulled out a pair of sweatpants from a dresser drawer. Kittrell said she became a single parent three years ago, and eventually asked her son if he wanted to take his grandfather to the event. It's not easy being a single parent, but we love that Kittrell went above and beyond to make sure that her son wouldn't miss out - and we're not the only ones. Her son later said he was teased by classmates because of his mom's outfit, but, she told the news station, "He said he told them that his daddy decided not to see him anymore, so... his mom is his dad now too". "I know that you'll always be there and do anything for me".

"I've tried my best to let them know they are loved, but I wonder a lot if I'm actually succeeding at it", she wrote. "I hope he remembers this day cause I'll never forget it or his sweet words". I post about my kids constantly so it wasn't any different. Her Facebook post has received more than 100,000 likes and reactions as well as more than 66,000 shares.

"I was raised by a single dad and there was a time when he showed up dressed really nice to a mommy and me party", she wrote. "It's parents like you that shows others nothing is impossible and you can do anything!"

  • Larry Hoffman