Single parents often try to fill the shoes of both mother and father for their kids, but when one Texas mom found out her son’s school was hosting a special event in honor of dads, she decided to take that job literally.
Yevette Vasquez has been raising her three sons on her own, and while it’s not an ideal situation, she does her best to make sure that they don’t miss out on anything because of it. So when Vasquez pulled up to her son Elijah’s school to drop him off in the morning and found out that they were hosting a ‘Donuts with Dad’ day at school, she knew she couldn’t let her son miss out on it.
“As I was dropping him off I ask him why there was [sic] so many cars… He said Donuts with Dad,” said Vasquez who could see the sad look on Elijah’s face since he would have to miss out on yet another dad-themed school event. “So we quickly went back home cause I wasn’t about to let him miss out.”
Vasquez rushed home, and within 7 minutes, she and Elijah came up with the perfect dad disguise of pants, a flannel shirt, a baseball cap, and even a mustache. “He was telling me what I should wear,” said Vasquez. “He kept saying, ‘No, you still look like a girl!’”
“He was really excited,” Vasquez said. “He was shaking and said, ‘Thank you.’ I told him, ‘I did this for you so you can have fun.’” And when they returned back to school, Elijah had the biggest smile on his face, and while a few dads were uncomfortable, most of the dads thought it was awesome. “They thought it was really supportive and sweet.”
“I know seeing other dads with there kids isn’t easy for mine but its life, at least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face,” Vasquez said.