The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the land in the form of social media. Several of Lincoln's neighborhood friends have participated, and the boys LOVE the videos. Lincoln accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on his head in exchange for giving $10 to the ALS Foundation. Beau wanted to do it too, and he offered to go first. He also enlisted Lincoln's help with dumping the ice water over his head. (Side note: Beau refused to say ALS because he thought it should be A-B-S because his name is a B not an L. Sigh!) Beau made sure a paper towel to wipe his face would be handy, and at the last second Lincoln warned him to cover his eyes. Such a sweet video!!!
It was Lincoln's turn next, and he was so excited! He was pretty confident to state his name and what he was doing then heaved his bucket of ice water over his head! Such the sweetest voice ever!!! He later told me that his cousin Mason in OK and his soccer friend Preston should have to do it next. They are officially challenged! Can't wait to see their videos!
The boys had watched a few of their Bowie friends who had taken the Ice Bucket Challenge earlier in the day, and they noticed that each boy ran off like crazy as soon as they were doused with the ice water. They both performed crazy running after their dousing, and they were super proud of that. Sorry that the video shut off too soon. In preparation for the Ice Bucket Challenge, Mommy explained the meaning behind the whole movement. Lincoln took this from the explanation.
"When we do the Ice Bucket Challenge, we give money to the ALS. They give money to doctors to buy medicine for sick people. How many times can we do the Ice Bucket Challenge to give more money to sick people?"
Sweetest Lincoln in the world! We made our donation online, and he was so proud. Beau didn't really get the donation part, but he loved to participate and sensed that it was something important that Lincoln wanted to do. Teaching them that doing charitable acts and giving to charity is very important. They totally loved this challenge even though they don't know what ALS is. We should participate in each and every awareness and fundraising event that we can to end all of the diseases/cancers/conditions that we can. Who wants to be next to do the Ice Bucket Challenge? At least donate in Lincoln and Beau's name because they really want to do it again!!!