Joshua: Why does the oven timer say 23 minutes?
Me: Because that's when the house blows up. (Yes, I am that type of parent)
Family discussion about bombs and home evacuation ensues and then degenerates to Joshua's discussion about how he would diffuse the bomb.
Me (to Steve): So when you diffuse a bomb, do you cut the wire giving power to the bomb or the one leading away?
Steve: I don't do either. I just run.
Me: how many bombs have you been around?
Steve: ummm . . . .
Me: Not counting the ones you and your brother's built.
Sigh. He's not a terrorist. He was just a bored teenage boy in a rural town with four brothers.