Man Stands Up To Wife's High-End Restaurant Snobbery on Daughter's Birthday

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A man takes his family to a diner for his daughter's birthday dinner but his wife complains about the food. He tells her to stop acting too good for the diner, and she storms out. Did he go too far in calling her out on her behavior or was he right to prioritize his daughter's happiness?

Read the full story to find out what happened and what Redditors have to say about the situation.

Birthday girl chooses dinner, dad stands up to snobbery 👨‍👧✨

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Celebrating daughter's birthday with Denny's instead of high-end restaurant 🍔🥗

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When high-end restaurants ruin family dinners 🙄

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Dad stands up to wife's snobbery at daughter's birthday 🎂

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Wife's snobbery ruins daughter's birthday; husband takes a stand 🎂

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Father saves daughter's birthday from snobbish wife with ice cream 🍦

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Husband puts kids to bed as wife ditches daughter's birthday

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Regretful spouse reflects on dining dispute 💭

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Redditors debate if man is the a**hole for standing up

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Dad defends fast food for daughters on special occasions 🍔

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Man stands up to wife's restaurant snobbery on daughter's birthday 🍔🍟

When it comes to birthdays, everyone wants to make it special for their loved ones. However, things can become complicated when different family members have different ideas of what qualifies as a special meal. In this case, a husband's decision to take his daughter to Denny's on her birthday sparked an argument with his wife who only likes high-end restaurants.

Despite his wife's complaints about the food, the man stood his ground and reminded her that this was their daughter's special day. When his wife refused to stop complaining, he even went as far as giving her the car keys and told her to go to a high-end restaurant of her choice while he and the kids stayed at Denny's.

Although the wife stormed out and didn't return home that night, the man is now questioning if he was too harsh. What do you think? Read on for some reactions and comments from people who have read the story.

Parents share their experiences of eating bad food for their kids 🍕

makethatnoise | makethatnoise

Wife throws tantrum at Denny's on daughter's birthday. NTA.

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Parents sharing similar experiences of selfish birthday dinners. 💩

KittySnowpants | KittySnowpants

Parenting struggles - NTA dad deals with entitled daughter.

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Parents share experiences of going to kid-friendly restaurants for birthdays 🎉

CalgaryChris77 | CalgaryChris77

Don't ignore red flags in a relationship. 🚩

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Wife's selfishness ruined daughter's birthday? NTA, says comment section 😔

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Putting aside personal preferences for kids' birthdays is important 😊

jacquilynne | jacquilynne

Father prioritizes daughter's happiness over wife's snobbery at Denny's 🍕

7thatsanope | 7thatsanope

Parenting priorities over high-end snobbery. 👏

Tenacious-Tee | Tenacious-Tee

Take a stand against entitled behavior. NTA for choosing Denny's.

Toodyfish | Toodyfish

Putting your child first, always wins 🎉👨‍👧

mofnladie | mofnladie

Let the birthday person pick the restaurant, no objections allowed 🍔

MajorNoodles | MajorNoodles

Daughters enjoy Denny's as a rare 'forbidden fruit' amidst fine dining

Useful-Commission-76 | Useful-Commission-76

Daughter's birthday ruined by wife's snobbery. NTA stands up.

Illustrious-Band-537 | Illustrious-Band-537

Putting a child's wishes first 🎉 #NotTheAHole

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Choosing your child's happiness over your own preferences 🤗

jocelina | jocelina

Father prioritizes daughter's wishes on her birthday 🎂👨‍👧

Sk111W | Sk111W

Calling out wife's selfish behavior, commenters side with husband. 🤝

jojozabadu | jojozabadu

Wife's restaurant snobbery ruins daughter's birthday 🎂 NTA stands up

CCMeGently | CCMeGently

Putting your child's happiness first. 🙌 #NTA

pghjuice412 | pghjuice412

Stand your ground! It's your daughter's day 🎉👨‍👧

Unusual_academic | Unusual_academic

Wife ruins daughter's birthday over restaurant choice 🙄

Nelashena | Nelashena

Standing up to high-end snobbery on a child's birthday 🎉

Unit-Healthy | Unit-Healthy

Spouse storms out of daughter's birthday dinner, NTA stands up

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A satisfying NTA response to wife's restaurant snobbery 🍴👍

HoldFastO2 | HoldFastO2

Parenting win: standing up to restaurant snobbery on child's birthday

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Dad stands up to wife's snobbery on daughter's birthday 🎉

Revan19991 | Revan19991

Reality check for snobby wife, NTA stands up.

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Putting daughter's happiness first 🎉, NTA for standing up 🙌

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Standing up for his child's happiness, not his wife's snobbery 👏

Talathia | Talathia

Standing up to restaurant snobbery like a boss 👊

zorro1701e | zorro1701e

Foodie defends dad's Denny's love against wife's snobbery 🍔🍟

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Protecting the kids from high-end snobbery 🚗👨‍👧‍👧

FuntimesonAITA | FuntimesonAITA

Putting daughter first: Husband stands up to wife's restaurant snobbery 💪

StrikeElectrical9400 | StrikeElectrical9400

Standing up to high-end restaurant snobbery for daughter's birthday 🎉

Witty-Tackle7311 | Witty-Tackle7311

Standing up to food snobbery for daughter's birthday 🍔🎂

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Putting love first ❤️ Celebrating birthdays with family over preferences.

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Putting daughter first: standing up to restaurant snobbery 👍

Pleasant_Cold | Pleasant_Cold

Defending daughter's birthday wishes at fancy restaurant. NTA 🎂

ArielMJD | ArielMJD

NTA dad stands up to high-end restaurant snob wife on daughter's birthday 🎂

Godofallu | Godofallu

Family over fancy restaurants, NTA for standing up 👍

Saladin1204 | Saladin1204

Avoid making promises on behalf of others to your children.

shellexyz | shellexyz

Unhappy birthday! 🎂 Narcissistic wife ruins daughter's special day 😡

Luka_the_Cyka | Luka_the_Cyka

Dad prioritizes daughter's happiness, wife complains about Denny's choice. 🙄

scarlet-spider815 | scarlet-spider815

Childhood birthdays are about joy, not expensive restaurants 🎉

TheGalaxxies | TheGalaxxies

Putting the focus on the child: NTA comment wins 🎉

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Affordable doesn't mean bad quality, good job standing up!

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Debating the definition of a local diner 🍴🤔

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Husband defends daughter's birthday, takes on high-siding wife 🎂💪

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Dealing with a spoiled wife can be tough 😔

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Dad stands up to wife's selfishness on daughter's birthday 🎂

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When spouses surprise each other - an eye-opening experience 😳

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Father stands up to wife's snobbery on daughter's birthday 🎂

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Parenting over fine dining: A reality check for entitled adults 🍽️

ryanenorville | ryanenorville

Daughter's birthday ruined by snobby wife at Denny's. NTA.

Comfortable_Stop_717 | Comfortable_Stop_717

Standing up to spouse's snobbery on child's birthday 🎂

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Commenter questions odd behavior of wife on daughter's birthday 🤔

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Putting daughter first, husband stands up to snobby wife 🎉

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Parenting fail: Snobby wife ruins daughter's birthday at restaurant. 🙄

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