Cleaning for a 5 year old’s birthday party is pushing this couple into a huge fight. This couple has a 5 year old daughter, and they each work between 60-80 hours per week in legal careers. If that already sounds exhausting, they’re also adding on the stress of organizing a party for their kiddo.
The OP writes that his wife really wants this party held at their home, but she isn’t satisfied with the cleanliness of their home. U/Silas_Of_The_Lambs, the OP, added that his wife needs the place to look “completely spotless,” which he thinks is a pretty unreachable goal. He instead offered a bunch of other perfectly reasonable solutions: hiring a cleaning service, asking friends and family for help, and even just accepting that their place won’t be spotless. But none of that is going to fly with his wife… In the comments, people offered heartfelt advice for this OP and his wife for how they can manage their expectations and salvage their child’s party despite their spat.
Next up, this guy tried to help out his neighbor before a massive winter storm, but he got shouted off her property instead.