Eddie, your mom took asking about Richie to stay for a few days pretty well.. maybe you could ask if Richie could stay semi-permanently maybe? Explain what’s going on. If she says no just say “if this was me you know you’d want me to stay somewhere safe, too”
My mom took it 200% better than I expected her to.. however, I’m not sure how much of that had to do with my aunts being there and how much was just the pure shock of everything that happened.
And I would love for Richie to stay at my place in a more official way, and I can try asking my mom after the 3 days she gave me are up, but if I am honest I do not think it is very likely that she will agree to it. I also do not think that Richie moving into my house and my mother knowing about it would be the healthiest thing for Richie, because my mom would not really tolerate a lot of Richie’s humor and just his overall personality and the amount that Richie would have to censor himself would not be fair…
I also think trying to tell my mom something along the lines of ‘if this was me..” would just start a whole thing about twisting my words to say that I think she would do something like that to me.
I mean, if Richie wants, I can always ask my mom and see what happens. Maybe she’ll agree to him staying longer or at least until we have everything sorted out more officially for where Richie will be staying, but I just think it is already amazing that she agreed to how much she has and I do not want to push my luck.