(WXIA) Amy Peterson is a single mother who says she'd do anything for her 6-year-old daughter Gracie. So, when it came time for the annual father-daughter dance at her child's Locust Grove, Georgia elementary school, Peterson did just that.
Peterson thought it would be memorable if she dressed up as a dad and take her daughter, but she didn't even make it inside. The mom said she was barred from the dance after school leaders said she wasn't a man.
"I was trying to comply with the rules," Peterson said. "I knew if I showed up as her mom, they probably wouldn't have let me in."
Instead, Peterson donned mascara for a beard - she watched tutorials online so she could master the effect - and clothes larger than her regular size. She even topped off the look with cologne. But when Peterson and Gracie, who was dressed in her Sunday's best, were getting ready to head out for the dance, she got an unexpected phone call.
"An hour before the school principal called, saying she caught rumor that her (Gracie's) mother was bringing her and she forbid us to come, and if we showed up we would be turned away," Peterson said.
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