It sounds like they are trying to prevent a "scene" at the party by older dd. I don't think it's very polite at all to ask for this--it sounds sort of desperate to me. If I were in the parents shoes, this would be the time I would pull out something special that might occupy the older child during the party time-something from the parents. Three year olds can't really be expected to "get over it" on their own, and parties w/gifts have been known to make the most balanced three year old act poorly. I get that the parents might be trying to head this off, but their methods are going to seriously backfire.
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6/3/10 at 7:29pm