Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for January 15, 2000
Wally: Why do people fail to appreciate what they're given? My sister has this great kid, but she and her husband don't make time for him. Your 'ex,' Leon, has a wonderful son, yet he doesn't stick around to watch him grow up! I've always wanted a family. Why aren't I a parent?! Joan: You are. You pick up where other parents leave off.