Emma: Mommy, why are we dumping a bucket of water on your head after school?
Me: Well, people want to help fight a disease called ALS.
Emma: What is ALS?
Me: Here, let’s look it up. Ok. It’s a disease. It starts in the brain and it attacks the muscles. If someone gets ALS they won’t be able to move or swallow. They eventually cannot breathe. And there is no cure. People are video taping themselves getting a bucket of ice water dumped on their head to raise awareness. And they are donating money to help figure out how to stop the disease.
Emma: But why a bucket of ice water?
Me: I don’t know. It’s a challenge maybe? It’s a little crazy, huh?
Kate: Elsa would like it.
Me: Ha! She would.
A shout out to my two crazy, talented friends –
Click here to donate to the ALS Association. – I also nominate everyone that hasn’t dumped a bucket of ice water over your head to donate. I don’t want our kids explaining to their kids what ALS is.