Monday, June 6, 2011

The 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,
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, leather, feathers, wigs, flips flops, suits, boots, fur, Army fatigues and several dresses, including a wedding dress.
Day 169 - White Wedding

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"Come on.
It's a nice day for a white wedding.
It's a nice day to start again."
-Billy Idol

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. "He can use it against his kids and tell them, 'If you think you are embarrassed by me, you should have seen your grandfather."
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
"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.

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