Utah father spends school year waving at son’s bus

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — The world’s most embarrassing father is no more. Over the course of the 180-day school year, Dale Price waved at the school bus carrying his 16-year-old son, Rain, while wearing something different every morning outside their American Fork home. He started out by donning a San Diego Chargers helmet and jersey, an Anakin Skywalker helmet, and swim trunks and a snorkel mask, the Daily Herald of Provo and Deseret News of Salt Lake City reported. Among others, he later dressed up as Elvis, Batgirl, the Little Mermaid, the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, Princess Leia, Nacho Libre and Santa Claus. He wore spandex, pleather, feathers, wigs, flips flops, suits, boots, fur, Army fatigues and several dresses, including a wedding dress. Dale Price said it took a lot of effort to keep up, but he did it to have fun and show his son he really cared about him. “I hope this lives with him for the rest of his life,” the father told the Deseret News. “He can use it against his kids and tell them, `If you think you are embarrassed by me, you should have seen your grandfather.” Rain Price, who just completed his sophomore year at high school, said he eventually became used to the idea. “The first day of high school I have my dad waving at the bus. It was really embarrassing.” he told the Daily Herald. “But the last couple of months it has turned into more entertainment.” “Everybody else on the bus learned to like it a lot sooner than I did. It wasn’t their dad dressing up like a fool,” the son added. His mother, Rochelle Price, said it’s important to have a sense of humor. She started a blog with photos of her husband’s costumes at<a href=”http://waveatthebus.blogspot.com/”>waveatthebus.blogspot.com</a>. “Life is hard. It is fun to be able to start it with a laugh every day,” she said. Despite all the fun, Dale Price said he doesn’t plan on doing it again next year – at least for now. “I will sleep like a baby the first day of school,” he said.

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