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Sometimes it’s the littlest things that excite your child and you had no clue they would react in such a way. Our latest little moment was when our duplicate house keys arrived in the mail. We bought a house at the end of summer and with all the move-in and home decor tasks I am still getting to some things I have not checked off my list. One is getting our oldest a house key and a spare key made. This way our oldest can come over if ever we are away and need him to and if power were out and the garage code won’t work he needs to have a key. So I found a KeyMe kiosk and that’s when I found out how exciting it was to a 9 year old to be handed a house key ( at least this 9 year old was super excited)!
I went to my local Bed Bath and Beyond because they have a KeyMe kiosk and I needed a few things from there anyway. Their kiosk is right in the entrance so I touched the screen, chose my design which I chose a Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks key from their sports designs and followed the instructions from there.
It was very easy and quick. After selecting my designs it prompted me to stick my key in the port and hold it there for maybe 3-5 seconds. The KeyMe kiosks require a fingerprint scan and/or a credit card swipe to access scanned keys. It scanned my fingerprint in a few seconds and now my key print is secure and cannot be copied by anyone but myself.
In 3 days my keys were in my mailbox in a discrete white envelope. It didn’t even give the KeyMe name or logo on the outside and the keys are inside a yellow envelope. There is no way for anyone near your mailbox to know there are keys inside that envelope.
This is where a 9 year olds excitement comes to play. I am taking the keys off of the paper so I can get our spare tucked away and the second key onto a ring to give to our oldest when he comes for dinner in a few days when our youngest son comes into the kitchen and sees the keys. He excitedly asked if those are our house keys and as if I had just brought home a bag of candy his eyes got so big when he asked if one was for him. He knows the garage code and is very seldom home alone except maybe a 2-5 minute layover after school on rare days so I never thought about him needing or wanting one. I told him if he really wants one to pick one and the grabbed the Seattle Seahawks key. Then he went running upstairs to find a lanyard and proudly wore his very first house key around his neck that afternoon.
Well now I just gave him our spare key so I need a third one made after all. It’s a good thing KeyMe is also an app. I just log in and it remembered my key I scanned that day at the store and I don’t need t go back there. I just pick another design and it is on its way! Reordering is so easy and I don’t leave my home.
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