Dear Kid,

Are you aware that we are in the midst of a catastrophe of epic proportions? Something so momentous it is almost as important as the great chocolate shortage?

He Did WHAT??

John Stewart announced he is leaving the Daily Show.

It is possible the earth will continue on its axis. It’s also possible that you’ll do all your laundry before coming home for spring break or that I’ll go twelve months without buying a new pair of shoes, but it seems unlikely.

Personally, I’m taking to bed with a hot water bottle to wait until the dizziness passes. Or until they announce a suitable replacement. Or until I have to leave for work.

Love, Mom