Utah County, Utah - Scott Mackintosh's teenage daughter is probably reassessing her wardrobe this morning, as well as trying to live down his outrageous and unforgettable stunt.
According to Mackintosh, he had been expressing his displeasure with her somewhat skimpy outfits for weeks. When he realized his message wasn't getting through, he decided to take a rather bold step.
One night before leaving home for a family night out, Mackintosh heard his wife arguing with his daughter, "I heard my wife ask our daughter if she would please change into some longer shorts before leaving. She said “NO!” Instead of turning her response and disrespectful attitude into a major battle, I decided to make a “small” statement on how her short-shorts maybe aren’t as “cute” as she thinks!"
So, he took out a pair of scissors and turned a pair of his own jeans into short-shorts, "There was only about an inch of material below the crotch of the shorts."
Mackintosh says when he walked out to his car where the family was waiting for him, his kids didn't even notice his new attire, "As I walked out to the car I could see my daughter and my son in the back seat with their heads down focused on their phones …needless to say they didn't even notice."
The family then went out to eat at a local restaurant, where the kids finally noticed their dad's outfit. But Mackintosh says his daughter at least pretended that his fashion statement didn't bother her, even when he wore them to miniature golf. It wasn't until they decided to go to a popular ice cream spot that she broke down and refused to go inside with the rest of the family.
Mackintosh realizes he was tough on the teen, but feels she'll appreciate it … one day, "My daughter will always know that her dad loves her and cares about her enough to make a fool out of himself."
Mackintosh describes the entire episode on the family's blog.