Being a parent means setting aside some much needed quality time with your kids ... and um, spending a ton of money on birthday parties, apparently.
According to the Perth Now Sunday Times, Australian couple Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen threw their 3-year-old daughter a Disney-themed birthday bash that ended up totaling $39,000.
What has the world come to? There were 220 people in attendance, which confirms the idea that the party was basically ... a wedding.
Footing the bill for a party with a hefty price tag that's the equivalent of a year's worth of tuition would make anyone cringe, but Eric stands by the decision. He told Perth Now that he "was proud to have used a lot of local produce at the party, which injects money back into the community."
Um, okay then.
His explanation puts it all into perspective, right? Hosting an event that big equals more jobs, which in turn means that the overall community benefits from the outlandish cost. Yeah, however you justify it, buddy.
Guess as long as his baby girl was happy, that's all really matters? Here are a few pictures Perth Now shared from the party: