We had a new cabin bed delivered yesterday. My 5-year-old asked if he could help put it together. I was a bit reluctant at first because it was getting late and I just wanted to get the job done. But then I realised how selfish that was. So I had him fetching bits, passing screws, and having a go at turning that funny allen key you always get with flat pack furniture. When we'd nearly finished he said "this is better than playing, building things". It made all the patience worthwhile, and I get the feeling it's going to be one of those childhood memories for him. I've got him out the back now in the rain with a head torch on, digging the footings for the new conservatory.