Five-year-old Joseph was feeling a bit picked on during the bus ride home today. Big brother Stephen and I listened closely as he told us the details. When Joseph finished, Stephen leaned in, put his hand on Joseph's shoulder and said (in all kindness and sincerity), "Don't worry. If it happens again, I'll bully him just as bad as I bully you."
I'd say this proves the age-old notion of brotherhood that I-can-pick-on-him-but-no-one-else-can.