Daddy In A Skirt

Abby Zimet

Coolest Father of the Year Award goes to Nils Pickert, the German dad of a five-year-old son who happens to like to wear skirts and dresses. To protect him from the mockery he knew his son would face after they moved to a small town - "very traditional, very religious. Plainly motherland." - Nils made himself a role model by donning a skirt himself, "to broaden my shoulders for my little buddy."

"You can’t expect a child at pre-school age to have the same ability to assert themselves as an adult. Completely without role model. And so I became that role model."

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