I have a rather wicked sense of humor when it comes to slapstick. I know slapstick is something you like or you don’t, and even if you do — there’s a wide variety of slapstick.
I like mine very wicked. The more wrong the better. BECAUSE it’s wrong.
And then there’s the fitting of it into the gentle world of Little Dee.
I think this sort of thing is largely based on personality, but Vachel is the sort who lets you know how he feels. Bottle it up, and the dam bursting will just be all the worse.
Ted’s like me, he can let things go. Brings things up when they feel important enough. Very New England perhaps. Hrm.
Of course, there really was no inner debate in her head. Live with adults she doesn’t know, or with a loving fuzzy bear, a dopey kind dog, and a funny vulture. A real no brainer.