One crisis will make you forget about another. This past week, the arctic tundra visited Texas, and thanks to poor leadership and bad weatherization, most of the state was (and some still are) without power, i.e., heat, and water.

Our family friends who had power the whole time, offered their home to us. As any parent knows, sleeping in cold temperatures with a baby in the house is tricky. We never co-slept with him, so we didn’t feel comfortable starting now, and the thought of his small body, cold, in his crib created a deafening worry. We have a fireplace in our bedroom, but with the flicker of the flames and its inability to truly warm a room, we knew it wasn’t the best option. We could have made do, just as many families did, but when we got the offer to stay somewhere with heat, we forgot about social distancing and braved the icy roads.

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