How do you explain a "baby shower" to a 3 year old? We had this task last night as I was trying to explain to my oldest where I was about to go. Here's a quick recap....
Me: Momma is going to go to a baby shower for a little bit then I will be right back
C: You are going to take a shower?
Me: No, we are just going to give baby gifts to one of momma's friends.
C: (Still stuck on the shower idea) You are going to take a shower with your friends? (Getting kinda bad)
Me: No, no, no. We are not taking a shower.
C: (Typical male still stuck on one idea) You are going to get naked and take a shower?
Me. Wow, no, no, no....You know what? I'm not going to a shower, I'm just going to a party for a friend who is having a sweet baby girl.
C: You are going to give the baby a shower and get it all clean?
Me: Allllright, I love you. I will see you in a little bit!
Love that kid and can totally understand why he is so confused.
Here is a short article about this very question: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Baby-Shower---Why-Its-Called-That,-and-How-to-Have-a-Great-One&id=3108737