Scott Mackintosh of Provo, Utah is the father of a teenage daughter. I have yet to learn how difficult that will be, but he has taught me an important lesson that I will definitely remember 8 years from now.

Scott's daughter was wearing really short shorts one day and he was not impressed. So when the family was going out for dinner, he grabbed a pair of old jeans, cut the legs to an inappropriately short length, and put on his "Best. Dad. Ever." t-shirt.

Then he decided to take the fam out for mini-golf, still with the shorts on. Then they went for ice cream, still with the shorts on. At this point his daughter refused to go in with him.

His wife posted the photo and wrote about it on her blog. He spoke to the local news the other day and told them that the gag worked. His daughter is dressing better now.