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.

“WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE HAVE A WAR?”

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.