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What do I tell a 2 yr old who keeps asking if his uncle is his daddy?

My 2 yr old has never met his dad, (we hadn't been dating very long and he left me while I was still pregnant and all attempts to locate him have come to nothing even his brother hasn't seen or talked to him in a while.) I live with my brother and his wife and their 1 yr old daughter. Lately when they are saying Daddy's home to their little girl, my son says 'my daddy too?'
I really have no ill feelings toward my son's father, and don't have a problem telling him his daddy doesn't live with us. But I don't even have any pictures or anything to show him who he is. So what do I tell him? Even though he's only 2 he's very observant and questions everything.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Dec. 23, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • my daughter kept calling her step dad "daddy" and we just kept telling her "thats not your daddy thats your erik" after a couple weeks she started calling him "my erik"

    Answer by cassie_m at 3:46 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • well if ur in contact with his fathers brother u mite ask him for a pic of his dad...and never lie to ur child tell him he doesnt live with u tell him his father loves him but cant be with him rt now.and when the time comes ur son can make the decision about how he feels about him all u can do is give him positive things about his dad and see where it goes good luck!!

    Answer by coffeefreak996 at 3:48 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Just tell him "No, he's not your daddy". If he asks where his daddy is just tell him the truth, you don't know. It's best to be honest with kids.

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:09 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

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