At first I thought he was going to eat all of the chocolate in one day and then sadly watch as Zip opened his windows until the 24th, but, he actually took it very seriously and has been telling me the date ever since.
He has also gotten very interested in calling people on the phone. Today he called my mom:
"Hello. This is Tizzy. How are you?"
"Oh yes, and Happy New Year to you too."
"Oh YES! It was VERY fun!"
"Well, we went to Samracisco and we went up on the roof, but we could only see a couple of fireworks over the buildings, but it was very fun, and then we drank our drinks and stayed up very very late..."
"Oh no you silly!"
At this point I went in the other room to fold the clothes, but I could still hear the conversation unfolding from the other room:
"No, no you silly! Oh no!"
"No you SILLY!"
"Oh yes she is folding clothes."
"Oh yes, mom's and dad's are very helpful."
"I'm very helpful too. I'm a big boy and very helpful."
"Oh wait. Prisha. Oh dear. Can I call you back?"
"Oh yes, yes, I need to call you back."
"Hang on, just a minute. I'll call you back. I just have to change the calendar."
"Yes. This one says 2009."
"Hang on. I'm going to hang up and change the calendar to one that says 2010, and then I'll call you right back."
"Tizzy?" I call out. "Wait to change the calendar until after you finish your phone call!"
"Oh, Prisha?" He resumes, "My mom says I have to hang up the calendar that says 2010 on it after I finish talking to you."
He continues his conversation with a lot of "Oh no sillies," and "Oh that's quite all rights,"
and then he calls me to the phone.
About an hour later he needs her number again as he's forgotten something very important he needed to tell her.
He runs outside to tell me that the operator has told him to please hang up and try again.
I'm told that he called her once more when I was at the store because he'd forgotten to say goodbye after their last conversation.
Tonight, as I was emailing and reading other blogs I glanced up and noticed the calendar. The new one that says 2010.
Three X's and one large backwards S have blocked out the proceeding two months and two days that fill up the first four blocks in the calendar. January 3rd is ready to go. I have a feeling that "No you silly," I will not be at a loss for what day it is in 2010, for I have my time keeper, rearing to go.