Me: Maggie, I really loved how you and Anna and Mikaiah all three played together so nicely today so that no one was left out.
Max: What's 'left out?'
Me: It means when some kids are playing together and they don't include all the kids in whatever they're doing. It can be especially tricky when there are three friends because two friends might play together and leave the other friend out. Next year when you're in school, I bet you'll get a lot of practice showing kindness by including all the kids– by helping make sure nobody gets left out.
Max: Or, I could just go play with the kid who's alone and being left out.
Lucas: That would be a very honorable thing to do. That would make me proud.
Maggie: (quickly interrupting, as if she's looking for some hypothetically honorable action she could contribute...) Well, if I'm in school and I see girls being silly, I'll just DO A BOOTY DANCE!!!