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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Waving to the Bus

In my random roamings around the internet, I happened on the most wonderful story.  A stay at home Dad who waves to his son as the bus passes their house each day.  The bus picks Rain (yes, that's his name) up, reaches the end of it's route, then returns past the house about 4 minutes later.

Rain is a sophomore in high school, and Dad thought it would be fun to embarrass his son by waving to him as the bus came back by.  After that first day, Dale Price, the Dad, thought it would be fun to embarrass his 15 (now 16) year-old-son, a little more, and what began as a lark turned into a daily prank.

Every day of the school year, Price, who has a prosthetic leg, has dressed in a different costume and has stood outside to wave to the passing bus.  Rain, was a little put out at first, but he inherited his Dad's sense of humor and says it has become a morning entertainment for him and his fellow bus riders to see what Dad has come up with for a costume today!

Here are a few of the sights the bus riders have been greeted by during this school year:

I'm not sure what this character represents, but he's making me dizzy!


Here we have Dale as Wonder Woman!


And here, perhaps a most fitting outfit:   Super Dad!



This must be Captain America!


Then we bring in the Clown!



Price is great as the Easter Bunny!


Could this be Tinker Bell?



And the Grand Finale for the last day of school!



Mrs. Price started taking photos of her husband as he waved to the bus and created a blog called, appropriately, Waving to the Bus.   Click on the link if you want to see more. 

I have to say I so loved the whole idea that I took the time to go through every post of that blog, look at every photo, and I read every clever quote, poem, or comment that she chose to go with each photo.   This whole thing smacks of so much family love!  And what wonderful memories Dale Price has created for his son, Rain.   I hope that boy realizes how lucky he is to have parents who care so much.

EVA

21 comments:

melody-mae said...

oh, I am off to check out their blog for sure! Loved this happy, happy post!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

If I were single, I could have a big crush on this guy. AWESOME!

Muffy's Marks said...

What wonderful memories he has created not only for his son, but the passengers on the bus as well. Keep smiling.

Brian Miller said...

dude, he rocks...

i dance for the bus every day, no kidding, but he takes it to a whole new level...that is awesome...

keri said...

LOL I saw this lunatic on the news and laughed so hard.

Hello again. I want to say how thrilled I am to find you and thank you again for coming to my blog via SITS the other day.

Unfortunately I don't have that cool "friend" button on my WordPress blog so the only option for people is to "subscribe" .. A lot of people don't want to do that, and I understand. Just don't forget to come around every so often and say hi. Take good care and thanks again, Keri

Kristina P. said...

Ha! This is awesome! And that is some serious dedication.

EmptyNester said...

Blogger almost wouldn't let me comment...stupid thing. Anyway, I saw the dad on the news yesterday morning and thought it was a fantastic story!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I use to do this with my kids but only hats and signs. its my job to lovingly embarass them. I still do it whenever I can.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I use to do this with my kids but only hats and signs. its my job to lovingly embarass them. I still do it whenever I can.

rosaria said...

Humor beats it all.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Maybe one day the bus will dress up for DALE? :) Either way, I love stories like this. Screw war and poverty, this is feel good.

Pat said...

My daughter just showed me this blog the other day! I loved it! This is what we need more of in this world - more laughter and not to take ourselves so seriously!

Al Penwasser said...

This is hysterical. I would love to do something like this. This is something that will stick with his son for the rest of his life. A cool dude. Alas, my son is in college and my daughter drives to school. But, there will be grandchildren eventually......
Still, I must say that someone needs to evaluate this dad's sanity. Sort of a (wait for it) Price check.
BA DA BUM

Eva Gallant said...

Keri: I laughed a lot too. The guy is something special! I'm glad you found me, too!

Rosaria: I so agree!

Veg: I agree; it is a feel-good story. We don't get enough of those!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I saw this story and absolutely LOVED it! I'm not sure this guy's son loved it but what a commitment the Dad made-- No duplicate costumes and they were GOOD costumes too! Awesome.

Hope you and Mr. Eva are doing good. xo jj

Lazarus said...

That's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing this great story!

Pastor Sharon said...

Wow. That Dad rocks! He's pretty darn funny! I love that!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm totally crying because of this. What a wonderful dad!

injaynesworld said...

I wish I'd had a dad who loved me this much.

Eva Gallant said...

Jayne: I agree...to me it was a giant display of love!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

What a wonderfully inventive thing for the dad to do, and it's great that the mom is recording it all. Very cool.