The phenomenon of a new generation of children who have been raised by “helicopter parents” never fails to amaze me. I was recently told — to my astonishment (and I’m getting harder and harder to astonish) that parents are now actually accompanying their kids to job interviews. At first I thought this was sick satire but Googling the question settled my skepticism. They are.

I’ve complained about life imitating satire before, and today I learned (via Ed Driscoll, guest blogging at Instapundit) that there is a law which applies:

Muggeridge’s Law, which posits that there’s no way that any satirist can improve upon real life for its pure absurdity, has become absolutely ironclad over the last four years.

I have a rhetorical question about kids raised by helicopter parents.


Seriously, what are the helicopter parents going to do? Accompany their kids to war on the battlefield?

(If real life improves on that one, I give up.)

UPDATE: Many thanks to Sarah Hoyt (guest-blogging at Instapundit) for the link, and a warm welcome to all!

Comments welcome, agree or disagree.