Dad grounds teen daughter after she refuses to wash dishes because she was the ‘closest to the sink’

This father made an independent decision to ground his daughter for not doing the dishes, and he managed to anger both his wife and daughter in the process!
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The parent explained what happened in Reddit's "Am I The A*****?" (AITA)” page, wanting to know if he should have met with his wife before punishing their teenage daughter for refusing to wash the dishes.
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Before outlining the issue, the father-of-two shared that he and his wife strive to always communicate about everything when it comes to their 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter.
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One night his wife was working late so she told him to have dinner with their children without her.
While dinner was going well, conflict arose when the post's author asked his kids whose turn it was to wash the dishes.
"My son said he made them last night. My daughter said she made them. It started to escalate into a screeching match of 'No you didn't, I did!' I told both of them to cool it down and asked my daughter to do it since she was closest to the sink," the Redditor reiterated.
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This did not go down well with the man's daughter. She claimed the only reason he let her do the dishes was because she was a girl and the youngest. Unfortunately, the disagreement continued to snowball.
"I told her I was done with this discussion and [to do it]. [I] tried to help her see that it would be quick and easy. I got an answer [consisting] of folded arms and a "no". With that I sent her to her room. She screamed that she fucking hates it here and slammed her door. I told her she was grounded, then I did the dishes," the frustrated parent noted.
When the man's wife came home from work, he told her about the situation that arose. However, she didn't appreciate how it was handled.
"In her opinion, what should have happened was that I should have done the dishes and told my daughter that once her mother comes home, we would discuss how to deal with her. My case was [that] I thought quick action was warranted. My wife feels like we're not a team now," the post's author concluded, asking if his behavior was out of line.
The overwhelming consensus among Redditors was that the author of the post was indeed unreasonable.
"Since she was closest to the sink? Serious? Dude, YTA just for that. They were fighting about it, so you should've just told them to do the dishes. Like one person washes and one person dries. Honestly [it] seems like you played favorites," noted one of the more popular comments.
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