You'll have many fashionable bags in your life. But this is the only one you'll want to stuff with dirty diapers.
Todd knew he was making a mistake when he grabbed the bag off the table. He told himself it was a loan, a temporary loan without permission that might not have been given if he asked for it. And besides, hadn't Michelle always raided his piggy bank when they were kids? At least once, if Todd's memory was correct. And to a kid, a few quarters was easily the same as a few hundred dollars. So what he was doing, it was only fair.
And taking money from family, that was HARDLY stealing. Todd knew Tim and Michelle weren't exactly hurting for income. Probably they'd think they just misplaced the money, or maybe blame one of the kids. Heck, maybe he was SAVING the kids! With no money in the bag, they couldn't steal it themselves! No temptation, no crime! And anyway, he'd find a way to give it back before too long. Maybe even later this week if he beat the spread.
Michelle and the kids were outside so they wouldn't see anything. Todd grabbed a glass just in case, so if he was caught, he could say he was just getting a drink. It was stupid plan but at least it was something. With his eyes on the family, he reached into the bag, and found... oh.
In her hurry to get out and watch the kids, Michelle had left the Lillébaby Oslo Diaper Bag sitting on the table where she usually left her purse. To her, it was no big deal. She knew exactly what was in the two easy access dispenser pockets (wet wipes and tissues) and how the Soft Deluxe Changing Pad wouldn't be required for a few more hours. Because she knew what was in the bag, and what she'd be sending Olivia back to clean up in a huff. And Todd didn't.
As far as Olivia knew, when she walked in on her uncle holding an empty drinking glass and peeking at a soiled diaper with a guilty face... well, it didn't seem right when he said he was "just trying to help" but she couldn't really think of why else he'd be reaching into a diaper bag. And Todd wasn't going to press his luck by asking her where Michelle had left her purse.
That night, Todd sat next to Jake and watched the game.
"Uncle Todd, wow! That's exactly the score you said they'd have! How did you know?"
"It's a curse, Jake. Just a curse."