I have enjoyed getting to know Maddie as she gets a bit older... she is so different in many ways from her sister. She has lots of interesting little quirks that are all her own. One that I am loving right now is that whenever she poops, she points to her diaper and says "poop," so nonchalantly.
Speaking of such... an area where I have not found quirkiness so appealing is with diaper disposal systems. I was given a diaper genie when Hope was born, which lasted only a very short while until I decided that it didn't work that well for me. The twisting was annoying, and the bags - which you have to buy specially made for this contraption - weren't so easy to remove. Now, I know that there actually are some great disposal systems out there, but somehow I was disinterested in having one more can to remember to empty, and a surplus of old poopy diapers hidden away neatly in my child's sweet nursery. It just didn't jive with me. But what to do?
Well, I simply keep a supply of those handy travel disposal bags at our changing station. After a change, I secure the diapers in said bag and remove it to my larger kitchen trashcan downstairs, which gets taken out at least every other day. The smell is contained, the diapers are removed from the house fairly promptly, I have one less can to empty, and no hidden stashes of yuckiness. It may seem like more effort, but really it isn't. Anyway, I'm finally happy with my diaper disposal system.