Scott Mackintosh, a dad from Utah, finally reached his limit with his daughter’s wearing of short-shorts, according to the Huffington Post on Thursday. The dad – who some are already referring to as the “dad of the year” – went to the limit to show his daughter how cute her short-shorts aren’t.
Mackintosh, a father of seven children, revealed his story on his wife’s blog called Becky Mack’s Blog of Mild Chaos. And chaos is pretty much what Mackintosh’s action caused.
When his family was going to go out and have a day of bonding, including a trip to a restaurant, a miniature golf course and more, the mom asked his teenage daughter to put on some longer shorts for the outing, and she defiantly said “no” to her mother. After hearing that, dad grabbed a pair of his jeans and cut them above the pocket line – to the point that one could easily classify them as daisy dukes shorts – and headed out with the family wearing them, just to show his daughter how ridiculous the short-shorts look. He completed the outfit with a t-shirt that labeled him “Best Dad Ever.”
As expected, stares came the father’s way when they were at the restaurant and at the miniature golf course – but the embarrassing attention didn’t seem to bother the daughter who provoked dad’s outlandish apparel. At the end of the family outing when the family stopped for milkshakes, however, the teen daughter broke and wouldn’t get out of the car to go through any more embarrassment.
When the photo and story went viral, Mackintosh clarified that he simply did the short-shorts routine in hopes that his daughter would know of his great love for her and that she knows of her great worth. He said that he hopes that young women everywhere understand their great worth, and that he will look like an idiot any day if that point gets across.
According to father Mackintosh, his daughter has dressed somewhat better since he pulled the stunt.