Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
By the way, what is a "helicopter" mom?
Someone who rather than letting their child grow up and figure out how to do things in the world on their own, insists on doing everything for them.
You know, the parents who write their kids' college essays, call the school and complain every time their delicate and unique flower does poorly on a test, and generally just act like insufferable spoiled pricks.
It seems incredibly common in brownstone/hipster Brooklyn, and doubly so in Park Slope where every child is the second coming of Christ and everyone else had best just get out of their way.
Park slope is indeed beautiful--we lived there for three years, right on the park--but I got real sick of it. Carroll Gardens is heading that way quickly, unfortunately.