Claire is staring into the face of addiction... and it's not pretty. I should be trying to wean her off of her emotional crutches, but yet, I do nothing. I am ashamed. I do have to give the child her due credit though, for she has learned to utilize the tantrum quite successfully. I fear one day I will have to cut her off, at which time I am positive that she will scream so loud that her own head will explode. Until then, I shall foster her unhealthy dependence on Dora and fruit snacks and enjoy the calm before the storm.