Utah father Scott Mackintosh wanted his 19-year-old daughter to wear longer shorts. But when she refused, he didn't take the usual route to punishment by grounding her or taking away the cellphone.
'Mackintosh, 52, donned a pair of Daisy Dukes short-shorts to teach his daughter a lesson about modesty.
I know it sounds weird to embarrass her, but I wanted her to know she's of great worth, Mackintosh told ABC News.
Mackintosh, a father of seven, said the disagreement between him and his daughter Myley occurred in late August when she refused to wear longer shorts to their weekly family night. Instead of a knockout drag-out argument, Mackintosh took a pair of scissors and turned an old pair of jeans into short-shorts.
They don't want to see a 52-year-old fat guy dressed like that, he said.
But Mackintosh wasn't done yet. He also donned a black T-shirt that his other daughter had given him with the words Best. Dad. Ever.
Mackintosh's wife, Becky, said her initial reaction was, Are you kidding me?
I was embarrassed but I was hoping it would be a really good lesson, she said.
Scott Mackintosh chronicled the whole ordeal on his wife's blog and said his kids laughed and didn't think the new outfit was that big of a deal as they dined at a restaurant. After dinner, the family went to play mini golf and Mackintosh was intent about keeping the outrageous outfit on.