I remember planning play dates when I was little. This is how they would go.
(On the phone)
Me: Hello, this is Julia Heffernan. Is so-and-so there?
Other Person: Yes, sure. One second.
Me: Hi. Want to have a play date at my house?
Me: Ok. Can my mom talk to your mom?
So-and-so: Yeah. (off the phone “Mommmm will you come talk to Julia’s mom?”)
And then magically a play date was scheduled.
yes! this is exactly what went down!!