I’m getting awfully close to potty training but we’re not
there quite yet. I was waiting for 1)
the move to be over and 2) for Chance’s communication skills to improve just a
tiny bit more so it was a little easier. Oh, and I’ve been getting him addicted to M&Ms. That part is going well. But I’ve had a slight glitch in my plans. Our old diaper pail brand was discontinued
along with the bag refills. Oh, you can
still find the refills… they’re just outrageously expensive. So we thought, in the meantime, to go with a
tried and true brand.

I just bought the Diaper Genie II. I HATE
this thing with the passion of a thousand burning suns! I never use the term “hate” lightly,
inanimate objects or not. It, frankly,
smells. And not just smells a little or
when the bag is almost full. No, it
smells A LOT… ALL THE FUCKING TIME! (Seriously, I’m trying to cut down on the swearing now that Chance is
talking more but there are moments where it is absolutely appropriate! And
therapeutic.) It also has the most
ridiculously small canister for diapers I’ve ever seen. Like, I need to empty this piece of shit
every other day. Our old diaper
pail? I changed it every 4-5 days and WE

I’ve been feeling a little fuzzy lately. I figure it’s due to getting settled into a
routine in a new place. But there have
been certain things, certain times, that come into sharp focus. Walking into my son’s room and smelling that
blasted diaper pail has been so sharp I think I’m about to be impaled. 

My poor son has to sleep in there. I think it’s time to shop for another one,
potty training or not. Any suggestions?

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