Shay is one independent soul. He demands that we give him the opportunity to do everything on his own. He does not want any help - he just needs time. He is the keeper of the sunroom (known to them as the playroom). When he decides that he is done playing at the end of the night, he closes shop. He tells everyone to leave the room, turns out the light and closes the door all on his own. No one can be in the playroom if he's not in there.