Let me introduce you to Daphne, a two year old girl who loves eating ice cream, collecting purple clothes, and rocking out to Beyoncé. Daphne is an imaginary character, but she is just like any other toddler, discovering her own interests and abilities and ready to explore almost anything. But Daphne lives in a somewhat troubled household. Her father, an alcoholic, has been out of a job for over a year. Her mother, out late working one odd job or another, is suffering from untreated depression. And because Daphne’s parents cannot afford to send her to day care, she is most often left at home in the care of her father or one of her older brothers, fiddling with her purple sweater and a Beyoncé CD case.