Our friend Lauren nominated us for the #ALSIceBucketChallenge last week and Mayhem was more than excited to participate. (while I was happy to make a donation 😉 )
I thought it was really important for Mayhem to understand WHY people were dumping the ice buckets on their heads, so we sat down and watched the Pete Frates story together. And then we talked about it. She had LOTS of questions and I did my best to answer them in a way that a four year old can make a some sense of.
After that we did a little research and discovered that the ALS awareness ribbon is blue and white striped. Which inspired us to create a paper dress for the occasion.
Then it was time to get down to business.
When Keith asked if she was really going to do it, she simply hoisted her bucket and dumped. Without any hesitation.
You’ll notice that as soon as the water touched the blue crepe streamer paper, the dye began bleeding out…
And then there was the priceless look on her face…
Followed quickly by a celebration.
Which was cut short by the realization that she was turning blue…
She was not impressed…
It took a hosing down, followed by a shower, followed by a bath (with LOTS of scrubbing) to even make a dent.
I worked on the Mayhem while Keith scrubbed our driveway and the sidewalk. Both of which were victimized by our “blue fiasco”.
Word to the wise: that crepe streamer paper, when went, will bleed, and stain!
Mayhem told me that creating a dress for the ice bucket challenge was my “WORST IDEA EVER”. I disagreed and offered that her ice bucket story is clearly “WAY MORE BETTER” because she turned blue at the end.
Bottom line – make a donation. Every little bit helps.