He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just for fun - Wave at the Bus!

Wouldn't it be great to do something fun to send your kids off to school? 

What about a great breakfast, a fun note, a happy song to sing as they walk out the door. What traditions do you have to send your kids off in a fun way? How many kids don't get a happy send off? How many kids walk themselves to the bus and make their own lunches? 

Some may have to.... but not this school bus of children... they all get to participate every day in a "have a good day!" wave. This is something I'm sure they will never forget!

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Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified. 

"The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year," explains Rain’s dad, Dale, to Utah’s Daily Herald. "This was [my son’s] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.”

And so began Dale’s hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son's
school year. The first day may have been the most shocking for Rain, but in the days to follow, the surprises kept coming.  

Since the fall, Dale has waved at his son in 180 different outlandish costumes. The second day of school he wore a football helmet and jersey, and in the months that followed he opened the front door dressed as a blushing bride, a superhero, a Star Trek fan, Michael Jackson, and a giant chicken.  One day he even lugged an old toilet bowl onto the street and sat on it reading a newspaper, stopping to wave as the bus rolled by.

Over time, Rain's most humbling moment became his most anticipated. "The first day of high school...it was really embarrassing," 
Rain tells the Herald.  "But the last couple of months it has turned into more entertainment."

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