Eventually he steps back and surveys the scene and says, "Daddy, this all must be really expensive!".Wait, what? The kid has a very involved father, and the kid and I actually don't see each other that often. There shouldn't be any mixup here.
I mentioned it to Anna, who said, "Oh, yeah, he calls me 'Daddy' all the time. It just means 'adult who's in charge of me'."
All right, then.