Video Call Weirdness
So BM & DH got SS10 a Chromebook last year so he could call his parents while at the other's house, and do homework.
(This is even tho the pretrial judge told BM that she shouldn't be contacting SS10 during DH's time since he has so little). DH agreed because of the homework and he wouldn't have to contact BM anymore to talk to SS10.
First of all, DH had to text BM to get SS10 to video chat. And when he would it would always be in a public room with BM in the background. SS10 would always be looking at BM everytime DH asked him a question before answering. Super annoying, DH never knew if SS10 was being himself or being who BM wanted him to be.
Eventually DH got sick of that and we started having SS10 contact BM in public spaces. Before that, he always made the calls in private from his bedroom. After the first call DH finds out SS10 has no window in his bedroom, during an unrelated conversation about waking up early. (Off topic SS10 says he's been sleeping until 10am at BM's for the last few weeks, but he's up before 7am here...)
Anyway DH figures it must be that SS10 doesn't have a window and BM didn't want him to find out.
DH had his lawyer issue a
request to move SS10 to a safe sleeping space and after 6 weeks (a bunch of BS about waiting for the ground to thaw) SS10 is happy to have a window in his room. Although he had no idea DH is the one who forced it to happen. SS10 slept in his SS's room while they were at their Mom's, and when they were with BM and his SD, SS10 slept on his mattress in the living room.
Anyway! SS10 still hasn't video called from his room since, but has been going into the basement living room at BM's to call. That's fine, BM isn't around.
Well today SS10 calls and is in his Mom's room! DH asks him about a fish tank, just making conversation, and finds out SS10 is sitting on his Mom's bed calling DH. What the hell! DH asks why he would call from BM's room and it took SS10 about 15 minutes to spit out a story that made zero sense. SS10 was also super quiet during the entire convo and kept shifting his eyes to an area of the room, maybe the door. Both DH and I got the feeling that SS10 was sad or in pain or something with the way he was talking.
We aren't sure what's going on. SS10 is due here on Friday for our week and we're going camping, hopefully BM isn't trying to poison him from enjoying his time with us.