tip: lex m/m (mature OR explicit)
That was great, I enjoyed it. I thought it was understandable that Lestrade was comparing Sherlock to his own children - because Sherlock never acts like an adult in the show. This was my favorite line: "Are you going to smack me?" Honestly, it was quite the slow deduction, considering all the other hints. And I especially liked that Sherlock didn't particularly argue or fight it, because he knew it was what he needed. :) Thanks for the story.
I'm so glad you enjoyed this fic, I definitely enjoyed writing it! Sherlock is really a 6-foot tall overgrown kid, so I found it reasonable for Lestrade to treat him like one. Even though he might not want to say it out loud, Sherlock definitely knows that he needs discipline. Thanks for your feedback! :)