Here is my 12 year old, completing a history assignment at our kitchen table last week.
Here's what he was actually doing:
The book on top of his history book is, of course, a Peanuts book.
There was a whole elaborate process going on...First, he began writing "Charles" when inspiration struck and he instead wrote "Chuck." Next, he began drawing Charlie Brown but decided to get a book to copy from, so he ran back to Josiah's room to get one.
Oh, if only he cared so much about details when it came to penmanship... ;)