The conversation went something like this:
Me: Caleb! Please, how about you lay on this chair - or the kitchen counter - instead.
Caleb: (jumps off counter where I have placed him as , apparently, the paper I set up for him there (bills!) is not adequate for his needs)
Me: sigh. As long as you leave the piece I am working on alone.
Caleb: (makes a nice nest before determining that his chosen paper is missing a key component. A sort of je ne sais quoi... Oh yes, my undivided attention, that's it)
Me: No - Caleb! Why do you have to lay on the one piece of paper I need to work with?!?
And so on ...