and don't forget, a majority of her experience with humans was probably from pink diamond's zoo. their lives are mostly play and superficial feelings, and it's understandable for her to assume all humans are like that.
ive always wondered about Pearls status mentally. And it's a sad headcannon that she chooses not to sleep because of night terrors. It must be hard to wish someone you love was here, but also know that if they were, another one you love wouldn't....:
That's exactly what I thought! and remember that textpost that said "somewhere there is a belly jasper that will hug the shit out of you" or something around that and then she appeared and I was like THERE SHE IS>>> OH MY GOSH I REMEMBER THAT POST