Father wears shorts to teach his teen daughter a lesson

A father in Utah says his teenage daughter was in the habit of wearing shorts that were inappropriately short.

So he went to let’s just say…”short lengths” to get her to dress more modestly.

Just before taking his family out to dinner, he took scissors to a pair of his jeans, making some short shorts of his own — and put them on.

Photos taken at the restaurant went viral.

He tells c-n-n’s “new day” about this parenting approach.

“We had had plenty of arguments about it, and so that doesn’t ever get you anywhere. So we decided to go with a more of a humorous route, and I knew she would take it well and in good spirits and think it was funny, and so it was more of just me making a statement, but doing it with a little bit of humor instead of a little bit of an argumentative attitude.”

The daughter didn’t seem to mind that much.

She told “new day” she had some “second-hand embarrassment” for him, but — quote — “he rocks them.”

In a blog, the dad says he doesn’t think his “modest is hottest” lesson made the statement he intended.

But at least she knows her dad loves her and cares enough to make a fool out of himself.

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