The little bowl of food phenomenon has multipled exponentially since Eben was born. Except now it tends to be stackable tupperware, to ensure greater efficiencey of space. Or, in our case, a secure lidded environment for super-mould to grow in.
Why do we kid ourselves that we need half a portion of mashed potato. Or, that just because he didn't want beans this time that maybe he'll have them next time. Or alternatively am I really going to take that small bowl of left over pasta to work. No I've never remembered before why should I start now. It will just become fridge wallpaper, until we decide that we're going to have a clear out. at which time it provides it's only useful function. i.e. as a source of biological wonderment.
Shame of it is, I know I'll be sayng the same in 20 years time