With July over, my mind can’t help but turn towards thoughts of the upcoming school year. And with my youngest son starting Kindergarten this year, it’s going to be a big change having both boys in school come September! I can’t help but remember Zackary’s first day of school so many years ago and the thought that Benjamin will now be having that same experience leaves me feeling a little overwhelmed.
I also often find that preparing for back to school season has me reminiscing about my own school years. I was bright but notoriously disorganized and in high school, I forgot the combination to my locker more times than I can count. In fact, I once even managed to somehow lose the backup copy of my combination that was kept in the office!
My oldest son has a lot of my personality and is just as disorganized as I am, but I know he won’t have the same problems I once had with forgetting combinations, thanks to one of my very favourite Master Lock products, the dialSpeed Digital Combination Lock! This innovative digital lock can be given a combination using either letters, numbers or directions so that I can choose something that’s easy for Zackary to remember. But the best part is that the lock has a backup code available online at masterlockvault.com so even if the code is forgotten, we’ll still be able to open the lock!
For those that prefer non-digital locks, the Master Lock Precision Dial Set-Your-Own Combination Lock provides another alternative, with a combination that can use either letters or numbers. Personally, I find remembering words much easier than remembering numbers, so having letters as an option is always appealing to me. And of course, I can also record the combination online in the Master Lock Vault to ensure that it won’t be forgotten!
Master Lock is excited about back to school season too and the company is celebrating with two very special promotions! First, come join in the #MasterBackToSchool Twitter party on August 5 hosted by Resourceful Mommy for the chance to win great back to school products including useful items from Master Lock. And between now and September 7, visit www.masterlockphotohunt.com and find the differences in the photos for a chance to win daily and weekly prizes as well as the grand prize of a Samsung Smart Media Center Package!
My boys’ first day of school is going to be a little bittersweet, but I have to admit that I’m excited about it too. Watching how much my boys grow, learn and change each year never ceases to delight me, and seeing how similar they are to the child I once was always warms my heart. It’s going to be a fun and busy new school year!
The rest of the #LSSS crew are blogging around back-to-school as well. Visits their blog here:
Nicole’s Nickel’s: http://www.nicolesnickels.com/2014/08/back-to-school-with-master-lock.html
Susan Heim on Parenting: http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2014/08/join-master-lock-for-back-to-school.html
5 Minutes for Mom: http://www.5minutesformom.com/93229/planning-back-to-school/
Mocha Dad: http://mochadad.com/2014/08/first-day-of-school-memories
Leslie Loves Veggies: http://www.leslielovesveggies.net/2014/08/master-lock-back-to-school-shopping.html
Three Different Directions: http://www.threedifferentdirections.com/blog/getting-ready-for-back-to-school-with-master-lock-lsss.html