ice bucket challenge

Five Kids Who Tried the Ice Bucket Challenge & Adorably Failed

News flash: The ice bucket challenge for ALS has reached the elementary schools.

Seriously, ALL the kids are doing it.

It’s not all squeals of delight, though. Aside from the obvious schoolyard politics which dictate that your kid’s popularity and self-worth be determined solely by how many times he or she is nominated, the challenge often doesn’t go exactly according to plan.

Here are five pitfalls to avoid if your decide to succumb to peer pressure and throw a bucket of ice over your child’s head.

1. Have someone else do the pouring. Please.

2. Preferably, a taller person.

3. Don’t splash the baby.

4. Go pee-pee in advance.

5. Stay away from the pool.

That’s all I got for now. If you’ve seen other worthy ice bucket fails, share the links in the comments below. Also, for an example of how it’s done right, definitely check out Mayim Bialik’s ice bucket challenge video here.


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Rachel SilbersteinRachel Silberstein is a journalist and editor. She has written about politics, crime, health, immigration, religion and parenting. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Tablet Magazine, New York Daily News, Jewcy, Feet In Two Worlds, XOJane, and now, Kveller. She received a BA from Brooklyn College, where she served as editor in chief of the campus weekly, The Kingsman, and won two coveted journalism prizes for her investigative reporting. She lives in Brooklyn with her son and guinea pig.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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