Dads can be pretty embarrassing. After all, mortifying their kids in public has basically been their one mission in life since forever. But the lengths one Utah dad went, to just make a point about his daughter's short shorts last week... well, that even impressed the Internet.
Before heading out to a family dinner with his clan of seven kids, Scott Mackintosh overheard his wife arguing with his teen daughter over the length of her shorts. After his daughter refused to switch into longer ones, Mackintosh decided to make a little statement: by cutting up a pair of his jeans and heading out in his own pair of short shorts. (And man, were they short.) One additionally embarrassing/awesome touch to his ensemble? He also threw on a "Best. Dad. Ever." tee. Classic.
The family then headed out for dinner, mini golf, and milkshakes—all while dad donned his itty bitty jean cut-offs—and his daughter cringed. Her embarrassment finally caught up with her by the time they all got milkshakes; she opted to stay in the car.
But that didn't stop the teen from uploading a photo of her dad to Tumblr, after which it then found its way onto Reddit ... and, well, the rest is history.
As Scott Mackintosh told Deseret News, "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. 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."
What do you think of this dad's unconventional statement?
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