So I think my little speech may have hit him in the right place.
He actually called him yesterday just to say hi. To ask him how his day went.
Then around 10pm he calls and says
X: Hey you! (all jipper like which is not him he is the grinch) Yeah I wanted to tell you to make sure he drinks enough water. They said on this show that water is essential to life and I want to make sure he's drinking enough water
M: Uh... yeah he drinks water.
X: Ok I just wanted to make sure.
While the second part is odd, it's more than he usually does. So that's good. Let's just see what happens