She brought her own crayons and coloring book with her, and she ended up being the only toddler there. And she was very quiet, did her own thing, and of course REALLY enjoyed the cupcake I let her have. About halfway through while my friend was opening her presents, Adelle turns to me and says, “Mommy, I want to go to the baby shower.”
Me, “We’re here at the baby shower.” Adelle, “No, I want to go to the bathroom.” Me, “You need to go potty?” Adelle, “No, I want to go the bathroom for the baby shower.”
I realized I should have explained the term baby shower – she was thinking water fun in the bathroom. I explained the concept to her, and I think she now understands that it is a party where you “shower” the mom-to-be with presents.