severe weather warning

On Monday we had some nasty weather. There were even tornado warnings in some neighboring counties.
O's school decided to take the oppertunity to be extra safe and practice their tornado drill. So some brave 3 year old class teacher rounded up all her classmates into the bathroom and tried to explain the why.
When I picked O up that afternoon, he told me that we needed to hurry home.
the "Mato" was coming.
"tornado?" I asked.
"yes, mommy. The tomato is coming. The red tomato."
I cracked up as I rushed home to beat the storm, and kept an eye out for falling produce.