Sometimes, maybe because our dynamic is 24/7, we do sometimes argue or bicker with one another. They say the most common thing for couples to argue about is money -- at least for most. Maybe we're no exception. Sometimes Daddy will look in the fridge or a cabinet and get upset with what he finds. For the most part, mouse tries hard to remain calm, but all to often he'll zero in on one thing that wasn't eaten fully and becomes annoyed.
When he's annoyed, mouse will say everyone suffers. Now, it's not that he's really concerned about the one slice of smoked turkey left behind, but let's say the bag of cookies are left wide open, and maybe an half empty jar of baby food and some fruit salad. Daddy can't help but to mentally add the cost.
During those times, while mouse knows fully its not really about the $2 of wasted food, it's about other stuff...the food is the catalyst. It's not the real issue, yet it seems mouse can't help but to take the bait. It's sad but true. The defensive feelings rise and mouse feels wounded. The wounded feelings give way to hostility, which leads to sarcasm.
All that is bad, very bad, because it just gets mouse into trouble, which leads to being reprimanded; it's a long and winding road that leads to closure.
Song selection: Time; R. Waters.