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.