‘I believe it was the great sage and eminent philosopher Paris Hilton who proclaimed, “No matter what a woman looks like, if she’s confident, she’s sexy.” 

I don’t think it is too much of a stretch of the imagination to extend Mizz Hilton’s pearl of wisdom to the arena of the Mentally Sexy Father.

Any hairybacked ape can pick up a vacuum and drag it across a floor or run some water over the dishes before tossing them in the dishwasher. I am proposing that for a dad to be TRULY Mentally Sexy he must perform his feats of mental sexiness with a confidence that even Paris herself would slaughter her own chihuahuas to obtain.

With this in mind I humbly offer a picture of just such a father. He can vacuum floors with the efficiency of a hotel chambermaid with forty years of experience, obtaining vacuum tracks as symmetrical as any Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece. He can polish windows to a crystalline shine. His bathrooms are so clean one might be tempted to eat off of their gleaming surfaces…except for the fact that it is a bathroom and, well…that’s pretty gross. I could go on, but I think you have the point.

Take his submitted pic as exhibit A. Examine it. You will see a supremely confident, one might dare to say Mentally Sexy, father. Washing the dishes, reading to his beautiful daughter, and cooking dinner…all at the same time. While this Mentally Sexy father worked hard to slay these dragons of parental responsibility, his wife was enjoying the movie Julie and Julia, which he had picked up for her, in relaxed comfort.

Case closed?’


Great work Spiny. A very worthy winner.