Rules: Sub Category (hierarchical.lvl1 category) rule appears to be affecting order of Parent Category

Hey, I have categories setup and am trying to make use of the merchandising. When I merchandise categories via rules like so: Parent Category > Child Category everything works as expected. However if I try to merchandise the Parent Category its ordering appears to be affected by the rules I’ve applied on the child.

I’m doing this from within the visual editor and I can see the products I would expect to see and to be able to index but when I’m pinning objects they’re not working. If I disable the child category rule then the Parent Rule works fine.

My question is, is this expected behaviour or not? I can’t work out if I’m doing something wrong here. I was kinda hoping that I could have a rule per child category and a rule for the master parent category.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks