So we went home instead. daisy_knotwise entertained the girls while I went upstairs to work on the cover for What's a Hoosier?. I hadn't finished when I heard a siren. Oops. That's a real siren.
A quick Google search said that we were under a tornado watch, so we bundled everyone out to the basement for fifteen minutes to wait out the passage of the storm cell. As far as I know, we didn't actually have any tornadic activity in the area, just a lot of straight-line wind, which can be quite bad enough.
So everyone was safe, Katie and Julie got the lesson about what to do in case of a storm emergency, and we went back to what we'd been doing.
Yeah, a good day to skip the pumpkin patch.