Parenting dilemma:

Wil smokes. He wants to quit before the new baby is born, but in the meantime he smokes. He doesn’t smoke in the apartment. He goes outside to the stoop of our building to smoke.

The problem is, when he leaves to go have a cigarette, Ari asks me:
“Where daddy go?”

And I don’t know whether I should tell him “Daddy went to smoke,” or not. So far I’ve been giving a generic response like:”Daddy went outside. He’ll be right back. ”

I don’t know if it’s the right thing to say. Should I be honest and tell Ari that his dad is out smoking? And how do I explain the contradiction that smoking is bad for you and his dad engages in it anyway?

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