After the playdate, the toddler was too wired to nap. I tried the "just leave her in her room and she will fall asleep eventually" route, but that did not work out. After a while of hearing her jump around and make noise, the baby started to cry (they share a room). I went upstairs to find the toddler, naked, in the baby's crib. She told me "mama! I peed in the crib!". Great... Apparently the baby was crying because the toddler jumped on her foot, after peeing on the crib right next to where the baby was sitting. After dealing with all the mess, getting her redressed in her pull up, and taking the baby away, I told the toddler to get back in bed and take a nap and I did not want to hear one more sound. She was quiet. For a bit. But she did not nap.
Fast forward to night time. We put her down at the usual time. Two hours later, we hear noises. I went up to investigate and found her in my room, drinking from my nightstand water glass, wearing a pull up and six shirts. She moved her pillow and blankets to the doorway of her room (I do not know why), took out 10 shirts from the drawer, and scattered them around her new sleeping area. When she saw me, she proclaimed "Mama! I'm done with my nap!" It took over an hour of putting her back in bed and finally letting her get in our bed before she fell asleep.
The next day...total meltdown central. Ugh! I wish there was a way to explain to her - and make her remember - that sleep is important. I tried yesterday. I even got to her to stop crying by explaining why she felt bad and how it was her fault for not sleeping. I think she got the message. I just do not think she will remember it the next time she wakes up at 10:30pm!