"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with... Q!" I opened my eyes and grinned. Abbie, Ben and Max were running around, searching. I laughed, they'd never find it. After a few minutes, Ben suddenly stopped.
"It's a trick" he said.
"What's a trick?" Abbie stopped next to him, confused.
"The thing we're looking for. It's a trick"
"How is it a trick?" I asked sweetly.
"Come on Sara. There is nothing here that begins, ends, looks like, can be made into, has the shadow of, looks like from a different angle, looks like anything beginning or ending with, includes, or has anything to do with the letter Q" he told me, all in one breath.
"Wow. I didn't know anyone could say all that in one breath" Max grinned.
"Neither did I. And besides Ben, it's not a trick. There is something to do with the letter Q here. Anyway, since you've all stopped looking, place your guesses or give up!"
"I give up" Max said.
"So do I" agreed Abbie.
"Ben? Guess or Give Up?" I asked.
"Guess. Quick thinkers" he said, then grinned as my eyes went wide.
"How did you get that?" I wondered, amazed.
"You have to be a quick thinker to get it." he simply said.
"Oh. You really did get it! OK, your turn"
"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with N" he challenged us.
"Nothing" Max immediately said.
"God! That was quick" Ben smiled. "How did you get it"
"There's nothing to spy; we've used everything up"
"Really?" I searched around for something that we hadn't used. There was nothing.
"Always a critic" Max sighed jokingly and wrapped his arms around my waist. I leaned up to kiss him.
"Come on" Abbie said, taking Ben's hand. "Let's think of something else to play"
"Hmm... but what though?" he sat her on his knee.
"Dunno, something" she said and leaned against him.
"Something that requires less running about" I suggested.
"Yeah... let's just sunbathe for a bit"
"Hmm" I laid down on my back and shaded my eyes with my hand. Max did the same.