so, last night right before my daughter went to bed, a friend of mine came over to watch a movie. My daughter got upset because she had to go to bed and couldn't "hang out" with us. She was tired as it was so started crying and asking to stay up. I left her in the room figuring she'd just fall asleep. I went back in for something and she was still crying really bad so I told her she needed to calm down. she then tells me, "I wanna see my dad, I haven't seen him in a long time and i just want to see him." so I sat there with her for a few minutes and held her until she calmed down. I said she could see him soon because I didn't know what else to say.
Her dad is an on again off again drug addict who is currently pretty far gone on them. Whether sober or using he is not a very involved father because he is very selfish and thinks only of himself. I know he'd see her if she called but I don't want her going with him in his condition. He no longer has my phone # because I'd rather not be put in any uncomfortable situations of him trying to get her. I feel she is too young (6) to be told the truth about her dad and why it's better she doesn't see him right now but I don't know how to respond when she is hurt like this.
Any suggestions or advice would be great!!! thanks!!