Friday, December 09, 2005

Lukewarm?

Those of you who have been reading here for some time might recall this post.

I have another conversation to relate:

Peter takes a bite of alphabet pasta. "Ooo, ooo!"

"Was that a little hot?"

Nodding.

"You can take a sip of either the cold water or the cold milk to help cool down your mouth."

Peter sticks his fingers in his water. "Water no is cold, Mommy. Is tepid."


tepid
adj.
  1. Moderately warm; lukewarm.
  2. Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted: “the tepid conservatism of the fifties” (Irving Howe).
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