We all know a crazy, overprotective helicopter mom or two; some of us might even admit to a little hovering of our own. But you'd be hard pressed to find anyone quite as determined to keep her kid safe, as mom Julie Cook, who calls herself "the world's most over-protective mother."
In an article in the Daily Mail, the first-time mother writes about the extreme efforts she took to keep her son Alex safe during his early years. Besides padding nearly every inch of her house, she said when he began moving about, she started making him wear a "crash helmet" full-time. He wore the thing at home, out running errands, and even to Cook's own wedding.
When her fiance asked that if just on their one special day they could remove it, she balked. "'The town hall is huge,' I protested, ‘and it’s full of sharp edges and polished floors. What if he hits his head?’"