I'm new to the boards. I have a DD who is 7 and Stepon who is 6.
Recently my stepson moved in with us. He's a wonderful little boy. No issue whatsoever with him. He ended up with us because Mom recently lost her place to live and called us to pick him up early for the summer. So unfortunately he had to transfer to a new school for the 3rd time this year for only a few weeks. Mom is a great mom from what I see so there's not issue with parenting.
Now to my actual problem..I was putting stepson to bed last week and he told me that he's staying with us next year because dad told me, "it was his choice". Needless to say I was not pleased because we both know that Mom intends to take him back at the end of summer (pending she has somewhere to live). I am not sure how to tell him that it's not his choice. I've already gotten on to my DH for telling this to him. My fear is that his mom will never let him come visit again if stepson says it his choice to stay. DH has no visitation order with the court so if she decides to never let him come to us again, that's how it will. Until he can get the money to go to court and file for some kind of visitation.
What do I say to make him understand that we'd love him to stay but he has to go back to mom's?