Sea Monkey (age 6): Mom! Chewey’s being obnoxious!
Chewey (age 4) (without a hint of irony): It’s true.
Sea Monkey: See! He admits to it!
Me: What are you doing, Chewey?
Chewey: I don’t know. I guess I’m just being annoying.
Me: Oh. Well, carry on. Monkey, just ignore your brother.
Sea Monkey: But it’s so hard! Do you know how annoying he is?
Me: I had a younger brother. So, yes. Leave him alone.