Scene: 2 young girls taking a looooong time to get their bright pink snowsuits on. Their ride is waiting.
Alister says: "Last one dressed ISN'T a Unicorn!"
Girls begin frantically putting on their clothes. Girl 1 wins.
Girl #2, tears welling up in her eyes: "Now I'm last and now I can't be a Unicorn!"
Me: "Yeah, but you see those boys? They're still not dressed, I think you can still beat them and then THEY won't get to be a Unicorn!"
Boys: "Oh! Dudes! We'd better get moving or we're going to miss our chances...!" + "I've ALWAYS wanted to be a Unicorn!" and the 3 older boys start frantically putting on their outdoor clothes, not realizing they're about to beat the little one.
I whisper: "Guys, thanks for playing along, but please slow down and let her win!"
2nd girl: "I'm done! I GET TO BE A UNICORRRRRRRNNNNNN!!!!!!!!" she exclaims gleefully as she gallops away towards her ride.
Boys: "Darn, we missed our chances again!"