This toddler’s parents just sent the worst birthday invitation ever

These people give the term 'helicopter parenting' new meaning.


Dylan Love

Internet Culture

Published Apr 17, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 1:24 am CDT

It’s no secret that new parents are bound to fret over their youngsters, but this kind of behavior is totally over the top.

u/razz32 shares this invitation to a family’s birthday party for their 1-year-old, which encapsulates everything you hate about helicopter parents. It’s the type of thing you read while making disapproving exhalations through your nose, and that’s before we even get to the section about how personalized clothing is the “#1 thing that leads to kidnapping”:

The note ends with a heads-up that a formal invitation from the toddler himself is on the way. Oh, goody.

H/T Reddit | Photo via M. Glasgow/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 17, 2015, 12:27 pm CDT