I know people always head-canon Richie’s parents as negligent assholes and they already have a personality on the book, but, am I the only one who head-canon them as non abussive, but as quiet bookworms silence-lovers who were blessed with the wrong son? Like, they don’t hate Richie, they just can’t understand him and are like “did we adopt this boy?”. And when they meet Eddie as their son-in-law, they absolutely love this little mess and are like “can we adopt this boy?”.
Everytime Eddie has troubles with his mother, he goes to the Tozier house and Maggie makes a cup of his favorite tea and sits with him drinking, as Wentworth search in his well-organized study for a medicine book Eddie might like without freaking out too much. Richie’s always like “can we keep him? Please?” and his parents go like “he needs to go home. We don’t want troubles with his mother, Richard”, but, inside, they’re like “DAMN, I WISH WE COULD”.