The big boy still needs dad after all

At five, my son is pretty independent but he still needs me to read him books and play Lego with him

My son had his fifth birthday a few months ago and my wife and I celebrated it as we did his previous birthdays, with cake and presents.

He has also passed another significant milestone - he no longer needs afternoon naps.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'The big boy still needs dad after all'. Print Edition | Subscribe