My favourite quote of yesterday’s episode - “Sybbie’s happy at her school”.
This little girl spent the first 4.5 years of her life mostly in a nursery with nannies, likely having little contact with other children other than her cousins. She didn’t have much experience with the world outside Downton; when the family was away, children usually stayed at home. It was a pretty sheltered life, and she didn’t know any other.
Sybbie then moved with her father into a foreign country, into a completely new environment, new way of life and came into contact with people she had probably never encountered before. She most likely attends public school now.
Yet Sybbie happily settled in and adapted. She’s truly her mother’s daughter, facing all the challenges bravely.