Why This Single Mom Dressed Up Like a Dad

'I wasn't about to let him miss out,' Texas' Yevette Vasquez says
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2016 1:50 PM CDT
Single Mom Becomes 'Dad' for Son's School Event
Cool mom.   (Facebook)

A Texas mom stepped up to the plate (complete with a Texas Rangers baseball cap) for her son last week in the most heartwarming way. Fox 4 reports that Yevette Vasquez was dropping her son Elijah off at Fort Worth's Sue Crouch Intermediate School Thursday morning when she remarked aloud about how many more cars there were in the parking lot than usual. Elijah informed her the crowded lot was for "Donuts With Dad" day—an announcement that spurred the creative single mom into immediate action. "I wasn't about to let him miss out," she wrote in a Facebook post later that morning, explaining the two rushed back home so she could prep for the father-themed event by donning a plaid shirt, fake mustache, and Rangers cap, as well as a spritz of men's cologne.

"I know seeing other dads with [their] kids isn't easy for mine but [it's] life, at least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face," she wrote. Her post has already received more than 15,000 likes and been shared more than 5,600 times, with commenters calling Vasquez "badass," "awesome," and "mother of the year." This one caught the attention of Today.com: "Think about what he will be able to share with his kids later and what seed has been planted as he grows up and becomes a man. You are an amazing mom." Vasqez jokes to CNN that this is the first time she's dressed up as a man, adding, "We're going to remember this forever." (How much shut-eye single moms get.)

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