I asked the folks at the Pattern Review message board whether they thought I should take the kiddos grocery shopping or to Joann's last night. The unanimous answer was to go to Joann's. So we did. They were pretty well behaved. I had an anxious moment when I thought they might knock over a wobbly elderly lady, but other than that, I thought they did good. Goosey loves to look at the pattern books, so she read to Boobla while I looked at patterns. I bribed them with pes so that I could look at fabric, but I decided not to buy any. I did get some thread.