Have you ever noticed that "Nuthin'" is always "Somethin'"?
And it's usually a bigger somethin' than the person who claims to be doing nuthin' thinks.
If I have one nugget of parental advice (and really I shouldn't), it's this.
Nuthin' equals Somethin'
Me from another room: "What are you doing?"
Boy in different room: "Nuthin'"
Me: "What are you doing nuthin' with?"
Insert extended silence.
Like snipping the ends off an entire box of popsicles at once, for the express purpose of seeing what color was inside and being able to pick the desired color.
Or seeing what happens when one throws a plastic fork into the ceiling fan.
I'm sure this could be a very long list.