We all know it’s our parents job (especially when we’re younger) to annoy and embarrass us as much as possible..and in the grand scheme of things, it’s only giving us ideas for when we have our own kids and wish to embarrass them (even though, we always SWEAR that we won’t turn out like our parents!) it’s the circle of life.
But one awesome Dad called Dale Price has decided to go a bit ‘extra’ when thinking up ways to embarrass his son!
Said Son, Rain, was just beginning his sophomore year of high school, and he was already sick of Dad waving him goodbye, as he boarded the school bus each morning. So, Rain asked his mom, Rochelle, to intervene. But Dale overheard, and the next morning, he obviously took onboard everything Rain was concerned about…because, he said goodbye dressed like a blushing bride!
As you can imagine, this went down to storm with his son (not!) but that only made Dale more determined, and for the rest of the school year, Dad made sure he said au revoir to Rain in a different costume each day!
& The results, as you will soon see…were completely hilarious!
1. Time for Toilet
2. I’m not quite ready…
Wait…you forgot to brush your teeth! Dang it!
Looks like Dale is big on self-care in a morning! Loving the plastic hair net. it gives it that little bit more of the embarrassment factor! It’s all about the little things!
3. That’s one way to scare the bullies off!
4. So Brave
5. Budget Gandalf
6. Be good, or you’re dead!
7. Honolulu Baby
8. You’re my princess
9. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry
10. A cut out, cop out!
11. Be afraid, be very afraid…
Looks like Batgirl has let herself go, a bit! Seriously though, how did Rain not kill his Father for some of these!? Or at least ban him from coming outside…or tie him up in the sitting room so he can’t escape! I’m giving you tips, here Rain, go with them!
12. Clowning around!
I think this may be going a little too far, this isn’t embarrassing, it’s just plain scary! I bet the other kids on the bus were terrified! You’ve got to love that little matching clown shoe though! How genius is that!? It’s actually quite cute!
13. The not so little Mermaid
14. Safety First!
This is actually very clever and creative…either that or he was starting to run out of ideas! I love how he’s even managed to get Rain’s little brother in on the embarrassment game too! There’s just no stopping him now!
15. Keep it simple!
As embarrassing as all these are, I bet Dale became famous and well loved by all of Rain’s classmates in the end, you’d look forward to the school day a bit more if you knew you’d get this to cheer you up every morning (even if Rain didn’t think so!)
& It turns out that Dale was pretty creative and thrifty on the creation of these costumes, also! Surprisingly, he only spent $50 on them for the whole year, by borrowing from friends and neighbours to help complete many of the hilarious outfits. Eventually, Rochelle thought it was time for the whole world to see Dale’s costume capers and started a blog called Wave at the Bus, where unsurprisingly, his antics went viral!
So, what’s the happy ending? After Rain graduated from high school he went to Liberia to be a missionary and sadly, Dale’s daily outfit shananigans came to an end, but he does keep updating the blog. So, the project might be over, but the photos live on! If you enjoyed these, then go check them out!
All photo credits to Dale Price: Wave at the Bus