So unless you’ve been living under a total rock for the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly seen everyone and their mother dumping buckets of ice water on their heads for the sake of ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) awareness. I think the campaign has had the desired effect since I now know much more about what an absolute nightmare this illness is. The deal with the ice bucket challenge is that once you've been challenged you have 24 hours to either donate or dump ice water on your head and post the video of your act to social media sources, while challenging more friends to rise to the challenge.
My BFF Talia challenged me on the same day Jonathan’s BFF challenged him. We both groaned in unison. First off, what’s with challenging your friends and family? Why not tell your ex-boyfriends or high school bullies to dump freezing cold water on their noggins? Makes no sense to me! Former President George W. Bush has the right idea:
Anyhoo, when faced with the official call out, my mind started churning out excuses to get out of it. I’m tired (i.e. lazy). I’d rather donate. California is in a drought and I don’t feel like it’s environmentally responsible to waste perfectly good water participating. Or my favorite: I have a baby under the age of 1 which officially gets me out of anything I don’t want to do for at least 12 months. And yes, I totally milk the baby excuse every chance I get.
Luckily, my baby offered to fall on the sword for us and since he’s the only one in the fam who actually enjoys having water dumped on his head, he filled in for his mom and dad to complete the challenge. So here is the cutest ice-bucket challenge in history:
Now, before you go calling child services on us- we used water from his baby pool so it was warm and also he freakin’ loved it so go judge some other momma. Jonathan and I decided to donate to Team Gleason.
Here are some other ALS Charities if you’re hankering to help find the cure, which you should be. Because it’s awful and we need to eradicate it pronto. Don't believe me? Watch this (some language unsuitable for kiddos):