Thanks pass and SBB. This is great advice.
There is actual an UPDATE to this. After work yesterday, DS told me, "I called dad." My response was, good for you!
10yo DS said, "yeah...he told me how sick he is and that he was in the hospital and that he had a stroke from sleeping in his car. He had the stroke the day that he left our house and has been in the hospital since that time."
DS continued...he said that he won't be able to come to any of my Football games until he can find a place to stay and get better.
My response to DS..."you know he's lying right?! He called me that night to see if we got everything moved. He was fine...remember?! He called me the next morning and you talked to him on the phone. He wasn't in the hospital. Remember?!"
I explained to DS that I offered to pay rent and security deposit so that he wouldn't be outside. He chose not to take anything from me. He was hoping that I would just say, come and stay with us, but it isn't good for us.
DS...well he was probably in there but didn't say anything because he didn't want you to think he wanted something from him! He is trying to be a man!
I told DS...OK. I can see you are being defensive about your dad. I don't mean any harm. Let's drop the conversation.
What is wrong with this picture?! Is it me?