Quoting Katie♥'sherHippo:" I usually tell my son, who is almost 3, that his dad is at work or sleeping, even though those are both ... [snip!] ... dad doesn't have a job anymore) He doesn't ask for him very much though. I don't know why but I'm not going to question it."
Quoting snugglemama:" why on earth would you lie to him? If there's no active father.. tell your child his daddy lives away.. and that you love him and care for him. "
Quoting Katie♥'sherHippo:" I don't know, no one ever told me it was bad to say. When I first started telling him that it was true ... [snip!] ... him that it was true and I just havn't stopped. His dad comes around once in a while. Should I change it to that he's away?"