It's a combination lock attached to our pantry door.
So, what do you think? Is that a lovely addition to the kitchen or what!! By now you may be wondering, Why on Earth would anyone put a combination lock or a lock of any kind for that matter on their pantyr door?
Well, it has something to do with our youngest son, Keaton. Although still adorable, he has gained too much weight lately. He not only takes a medication that can cause weight gain, he also has a true love affair with food. When we come in from the store with groceries, he starts going through the bags to see what might interest him. He eats or has the urge to eat from the time his feet hit the ground until he falls asleep at night. We were hoping that with his swimteam practices and the weather warming up that he might be more active and drop a pound or two. No such luck. One night last week, probably after trying on several pairs of pants that would NOT fit him, I decided enough was enough.
I headed out and came back with an answer, the above pictured hardware and combination lock. I installed it as soon as I returned and expected to be met with an unhappy child. He has made a few comments about the "kitchen being closed" but thankfully we haven't experienced any real dramatic meltdowns over the lock. (I think that's just because he can still get to the food in the refrigerator and the freezer. The plan is to not restock for awhile after he empties it. We'll have to live off of whatever can go in the cabinet.)
When I weighed Keaton last, he had dropped 1.5 pounds. Not sure the lock contributed to the decrease or not but it sure can't hurt. Wonder how I could enstall one on the refrigerator.......
Until next time,