Dads, it’s your job, during these cold January nights, to make sure your kids are warm in bed. Tell them: “I don’t every want any of you to be cold in the middle of the night. Let us know. We’ll get you another quilt.”

They might not know this.

The challenge of course are the babies, who don’t stay under blankets. But you know ways to keep her warm, too.

It is pleasurable to check in on a child at midnight when it is 15 below zero and know that they are warm and comfy under all that weight of down and quilting.