Iz Kicks Ass
Iz, usually an apathetic sister to Leelo, kicked some ass for him all over the park yesterday.
Two shitty little boys (ages 4 - 5) wanted to play cars on the low wall that Leelo was happily walking back and forth on. So the boys yelled at Leelo to go away.
Iz came stomping over despite the balancing difficulties presented by her birthday Hee1ies, and tore them both a new one:
"HE IS MY BROTHER AND HE IS AUTISTIC AND HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING TO HIM AND YOU CAN NOT TALK THAT WAY TO HIM BECAUSE HE IS MY BROTHER!!!!!"
The stinky little boys mostly gaped at her. Leelo remained oblivious, and even followed them around for the rest of his time at the park, ignoring their attempts to exclude him (which, from what I can tell, were rooted solely in the fact that he wasn't their friend, and not because of his odd behavior).
But still, Go Iz! So glad to have you on Leelo's team.
Perhaps turning seven as she did yesterday flipped the compassion switch we've heard so much about.