When Dale Price found out his son's school bus route would be passing their house last school year, he did the only logical thing: put on a costume and wave at the bus as it passed. Of course. He repeated this for 170 school days, never reusing a costume.
His dad admits it took a lot of effort to keep it up, but said it was "a way of letting him know that we really care about him, but do something a little different." He described it as "a father's way" of saying I love you. [...]
Interesting, "or embarrassing," according to Rain. He doesn't plan on thanking his dad at all. "I'm not going to reward him for this; his reward is seeing my embarrassment," Rain said. [DeseretNews via FashionablyGeek]
Dale managed to put all the costumes together using things they already had, loaner costumes from friends and relatives, and less than $50 total on extra items. The family also posted a disclaimer on their site this weekend in response to all the internet killjoys who were whining about costumes being politically incorrect or whatever else the stick lodged in them was telling them to kvetch about. Unfortunately for us (fortunately for Rain?), Dale says he plans to sleep in every morning next school year.
After the jump are some of our favorites (in chronological order) out of the 170 costumes at Wave At The Bus as well as a video compilation of all of them. Great work. We should all chip in and buy this guy a new sandal.