Can you feel extremely ambivalent? I think so. I am extremely ambivalent about that episode. I LOVE that Amanda is not sad very often and is in fact very giddy with happiness a lot. It was sad to see her lose another home, but now that she seems to have found it again she's almost callous about it.
It's an awesome adaptation to find that you don't need people and don't really get lonely when you get to enjoy what you love by yourself (I should know first hand), but to see it in a baby that doesn't even remember her parents feels almost tragic.
It's so sad to see Amanda growing up like this. It's like she's gaining some measure of independence too fast because of her abilities and doesn't have time to just be a child. I hope Mennie will be there in the morning; I don't want to see Amanda leave again. I think you deal with her development beautifully, though; just wanted to mention that.
It's like she's gaining some measure of independence too fast because of her abilities and doesn't have time to just be a child.
The only thing I wish to disagree with that is that we have our whole lives to be "children" it depends on what you mean by "child" and how much you are willing to do your own thing even if others illogically tell you that you should stop enjoying something based on something as arbitrary as age. I truly believe that most of the elements adults covet about "being a child" are equally available to us all of our lives, only someone decided a while back to make a rule that you had to stop liking/doing/wishing for certain things and a bunch of people believed them. Hm, I wonder why it is that parents seem more excited about holiday presents than the kids do sometimes and end up playing with the toys those first few days even more than their children?