Lauren thought Leo's growing obsession was a "bit strange", she admitted, though she was careful not to judge him for it.
Worried by a friend's comment that she was 'making Leo gay' - not that she would discriminate, but she "hated the thought of making Leo's life difficult" - she reluctantly got rid of his dressing-up things and nurtured his interest in cars:
For his seventh birthday I asked family to buy him toy vehicles, and for a while, cars distracted Leo from makeup and shoes.
It didn’t last long, though.
Between reading about motors, he’d admire Gemma’s nails. I was fighting a losing battle.