Kids will do just about anything to keep their parents viable, including turning on themselves. Keeping a relationship viable is, yes, a worthwhile thing, and some cost to oneself in such a mission is not inherently bad, really goes with the territory, but a body can get carried away. A body can get carried away that way.
The two words were: pudding wrestling.
Pudding wrestling is part of what you miss when you miss the pudding wrestling.