Quoted from hooch333:
I usually get what I want , so I solved the “pins in the house problem” years ago, by building my arcade in the backyard. But make no mistake, she gets everything she wants too. We have always only had joint bank accounts, probably because we were so young we didn’t know any better. Been married 30 years and have 10 kids, so I guess it works for us.
I’m pretty similar to you but only 4 kids and no swimming pool, too wet and cold here
Amazing place you have there, reminds me of Disney World. A big wow.