Go to him (not too soon; wait a while) and just stick around.
“Still, dad lets you stick around the outfit,” he drawled meaningly.
Stick around, son, and sit in any time, and I'll learn you some pool.
The thing to do is to stick around and show folks that you're not a quitter.
It is your duty to stay here where you belong, and you can stick around and get used to it.