AMERICAN FORK — No matter how cool a teenager’s mom and dad may be, few teens get through high school without their parents embarrassing them.
But an American Fork teen has had to put up with his dad embarrassing him the entire school year.
There’s not much worse for a high school student than having your dad wave at you as you get on the school bus every morning. Just ask Rain Price, who is thrilled the school year is finally over.
That’s because his dad is there to bid him farewell every morning, but he’s taken the embarrassment factor to a new level — he’s always wearing a crazy costume.
“When he did it the first day I was in shock,” Rain said. “It’s my first day of sophomore year.”
The idea caught on for Dale Price and he wore a costume to wave at the bus all year long.
“No recycling of costumes, that’s the rule,” Dale said. “I managed to adhere to that and for better for worse, we have some interesting costumes.”
Or maybe embarrassing would be the better word.
“You don’t want to see your dad dressing up in a wedding dress, waving at you on the bus,” Rain said.
The elder Price could be seen — rain or shine — on the front porch of their home nearly every day of the school year, donning spandex, pleather, feathers, wigs, flip flops, suits, boots and even fur. He wore well-known costumes such as that of Batgirl, the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz, Elvis, the Little Mermaid, Princess Leia, Nacho Libre, Santa Claus and more. He also exhibited generic options, wearing every available variation of Army fatigues and winter wear, as well as several dresses — including one for a white wedding day.
The costumes did get more ambitious as the year went on. This was the first costume day:
Check out the family blog of the entire 170-day adventure here.