This conversation actually happened:
Cole (as I was tucking him this past week during a sleepover) – “Why does your house siren go off?”
Me (as I thoughtfully wanted him to feel secure but not fill his head of grown-up thoughts) – “Um…because that’s our security alarm”
Cole – “What’s that for?”
Me – “Just in case we forget to lock up and a burglar opens a door or there is smoke…it’s to help keep us safe”
Cole – “But my house doesn’t have an alarm”
Me – “No, but you have a dog.”
Cole – “Nana doesn’t have a dog.”
Me – “No, but she has a neighborhood watch.”
Cole – “So there are four things – locks, alarm, dog and neighborhood watch”
Me – “Yup – all four things help keep us safe”
Cole – “I thought of one more thing that we will help too.”
Me – “What’s that?”
Cole – “Boobey-traps”
Yup – so simple a seven year old can understand…we need to be proactive in home safety. I am a huge fan of home safety – which is why I gladly accepted the offer from Kwikset to be part of their SmartSquad this past year. They sponsored posts here on Bower Power to help remind folks that little things make a big difference in home safety…and an easy way to beef up your own home safety is so simple – updating your locks can make your life easier and safer. Here are the posts that give some additional tips…you know…besides boobeytraps….
And in celebration of the end of our partnership, Kwikset wanted to give you a little sumpin-sumpin…more specifically a Signature Series Smartcode Lever. Here’s how to enter the giveaway…
- PRIZE : Kwikset Signature Series Smartcode Lever in winner’s choice of finish
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : One (1)
- TO ENTER : Leave a comment with the phrase ”BE SMART, BE SAFE” and then tell me the color of your door hardware…are you sleek with polished nickel, vintage with glass doorknobs, glowing with brass, classic with brushed nickel, rugged with oil-rubbed bronze or perhaps you have a trendy colored hardware home or some other unique finish!
- PRIZE SHIPS : The lower 48 states
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway ends on Tuesday, December 27th at 8am EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on the bottom of this post.
p.s. Kwikset often posts about their other giveaways – so it’s a good idea to friend them on Facebook or follow on Twitter!
DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the Kwikset-sponsored SmartSquad and occasionally receive incentives to discuss issues related to home safety and security.