conversations with a six year old

Lyd: Is Daddy my step-father?

Me: No. Why do you ask?

L: Because isn’t God my real father?

M: Well, yes, God is our heavenly father.  Just like we pray in the prayer, “Our Father in heaven…”  But Daddy is your earthly father.

L: Oh! (as the light bulb goes off) God is my heavenly father, and Daddy is my earthly father!

M: That’s right, sweetie.

L: (pause) Do I have a heavenly mother?

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