He didn't want to look at the sun, or the shadows. Anything that would remind him of the passage of time was something he wanted to avoid.
"You be a hunter. I'll be the cook." She said. "And you can be the gatherer too. I'll need more things than meat to cook."
"We did hunter and cook last time. Let's play a new game."
She frowned. She liked that game. She sat down and drew lazy circles in the sand with her finger. "Like what?"
He didn't know. "Mm." He looked around, looking for something that might give him an idea. Nothing stood out. He shrugged. "I don't know. I wish we had longer to play."
"What if we could stop time?" She looked up at him.
"Yeah." He said, half to himself. A slight scowl pulled at his young face. "We could, if we chased the sun."
"If we followed the sun." He smiled. "If we had a super fast airplane and could follow the sun so that it was always day for us."
"When would we sleep then?" She asked.
His smile faded. He looked down and pushed a rock with his foot, "Yeah. I don't know."
"What if we had a switch that turned the day on when we wanted it."
"Then we could make it night anytime too. Make it night, sleep, then make it day right when we woke up." He said. He jabbed a stick into the ground. He wrapped both hands around it, like a lever. "A-a-and...Day!" He pushed the stick forward.
They both laughed. They turned the day-and-night lever idea into a game. They played pretend that they could change time with the special lever. That was how most of their games began, unplanned. But it's hard to plan the best things in life, they only happen if you get out of the way and let them.