Who wears short-shorts? This Utah dad wears short-shorts! Why? To teach his daughter a little lesson.
Scott Mackintosh, a husband and father of seven, recently headed out with his family for some bonding time, he describes on his wife’s blog, Becky Mack’s Blog of Mild Chaos.
Thinking the evening would be filled with fun and laughs, Mackintosh was a little annoyed when his daughter wouldn’t take her mother’s advise and put on a pair of longer shorts.
Now, short-shorts are a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away, but many parents, and even schools have been a little concerned about how short these shorts seem to be getting every season.
Instead of chastising his daughter, Mackintosh decided to get creative with his lesson. He went to his room, grabbed a pair of jeans and scissors and fashioned his own pair of short-shorts.
As if this wasn’t enough, he made sure to throw on a t-shirt that read “Best. Dad. Ever.”
The Huffington Post reported that the family got stares at the restaurant and the mini-golf course, but his teenage daughter didn’t seem to mind.
It wasn’t until the end of the night, when the family decided to stop for milkshakes, that the daughter finally said enough was enough and decided to stay in the car instead of risking any more embarrassment
“I simply did this in hopes that my daughter would know of my great love for her and that she knows of her great worth,” he said in a statement to Desert News.
“Now that it has gone viral, I hope that young women everywhere understand their great worth. I will look like an idiot any day if that point gets across.”
People stated that Mackintosh admitted that while there was no “dad, you’re the best!” from his daughter, he does believe his “modest is hottest” lesson has stuck with her, and he has said that he hasn’t seen his daughter in short-shorts since then.
[Image by Becky Mackintosh via Becky Mack’s Blog of Mild Chaos]