Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Helicopter Parents Ramp It Up

Helicopter parents moving on from Jr.'s soccer team to college applications to course selection to, now, job fairs.

Tucson, AZ (2050): The last "helicopter parent" of New Canaan CT died today in the Elmdale Nursing Home on Mountain Avenue. Joan Courtland, 95, asked to be kept on her artificial lung long enough to help her son, Donald Courtland, MD, file for Social Security benefits. "Don needs me," she gasped, before shutting her eyes.

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