My child thinks I'm a mother . . . how should I explain that I'm not?

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I know it seems like a simple question, but I really don't know how to respond . . . so let's just say I'm younger than most of you (young teen), and I sent my sponsor kid pictures of my toddler sister. Each time my sponsor kid replies she compliments on my "beautiful child," but I've stated clearly that the kid is my sister. Any tips? Thank you! :)
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Meici Y

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This isn't exactly helpful but I had to share. I sent a child pictures of my 2 dogs. He responded by telling me my grandchild was cute! I went back over the letter to figure out where the confusion came from. I didn't send any pictures of people on that letter. Best I can figure - I said one dog was a greyhound which might have gotten translated as grandchild? But wouldn't you think he would've known that the picture was of a dog and not a child?? I think I'm just gonna let it go unless he asks me about my grandchild again. In your case I guess I'd just tell her that she must have gotten confused and that the toddler is not your child but is your sister. Maybe if your sponsored child has a sister you could say "she is my sister, just your sister."
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Meici, I have a simple answer to your question. Send your child a picture of you, your mom, and your little sister, explaining, again, who you all are. Due to the time lag for receiving your letters, your child may already have figured it out. But, sooner or later, he/she will understand. Nothing to worry about. As always, I love to hear from teens that are sponsor. You are all awesome. 
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Lol this reminds me of my first letter from a sponsored child. She wrote that she was glad to be sponsored by a man of God. I'm a 24 year old female! I decided just to ignore it and hopefully she'll figure it out. I think the problem might be also be due to translation difficulties.

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