Anyway, the playdate recently was a bit easier because it involved a set of sisters - the older the age of Princess #1, the younger the age of Princess #2. Perfect right? Except... we're talking about girls. And where there is girls, there is drama. Probably any girl reading this would understand that it's virtually impossible to have 3 or more girls together without inciting some sort of drama.
I was all prepared to give my princesses a pep talk before shuttling them to their playdate. Because although they love each other, the princesses are somewhat ignorant of situations that require a bit more compassion. And being the 3rd, or potentially 4th wheel is no fun. So as I called them to me, I was mentally running through in my head my spiel about looking out for each other, playing nicely together and not excluding anyone, etc. etc.
And that's when I heard their conversation, right around the corner from my bedroom:
Princess #2: let's pinky promise to play with everyone today.
Princess #1: yeah, pinky promise to not leave anyone out or hurt anyone's feelings.
Princess #2: OK, give me your pinky.
And then they came around the corner and asked what I wanted. To which I responded, "Nevermind!" Perhaps they are more cognizant of compassion than I gave them credit for.