Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Image from here.
When my oldest son was a toddler, he loved to play with my keys. There was a slight problem with that, sometimes he would loose them. So, I went to the toy aisle and bought a set of toy keys for him to play with. It wasn't the real thing and he wasn't the least bit interested in playing with the toy keys. He wanted the real ones, they felt different in his hand, they sounded different from the plastic toy one...basically he wanted real keys.
I thought of a solution. I went into our local hardware store (they made copies of keys) and asked what they did with their 'mistake' keys. (You know, we've all had keys made that didn't work for some reason or another.)
The store clerk said, "We just throw them away. Why?" I asked him if he could save me a few for my toddler to play with. He said he thought that they had some now and left. He came back with 5 or 6 keys. I purchased a key ring and put the keys on the ring and my toddler was happy (and I didn't have to worry about him loosing my keys anymore).