Terrific-L. terrificus from terreo, terror & facio. Dreadful; causing terror; adapted to excite great fear or dread; as a terrific form, a terrific sight.
Basically terror crossed w/ horrific.
My children are both wonderful & terrifying simultaneously; at least those 2 emotions vie together most frequently throughout the day. Victor & Charlotte are both wonderful huggers, frequently lovey, Charlotte always to Victor, he to her only occasionally. They always bring me things, tell me stories & vice versa, love to play games, try to outdo each other w/ their chores & in general I usually want 12 children. Some days though I wonder how these came to be mine.
In Wal-Mart today Victor was pushing the cart for me & Charlotte bent over & bit his hand. Hard. I couldn't figure out why he was screaming at first & I saw him trying to move his hand but he just couldn't. She had a huge mouthful of his fingers wrapped around the cart & this bite was just going on & on until I slapped her on the leg. So her screaming matched his which had increased exponentially. Poor Victor, Charlotte has Spongebob teeth on top & bottom teeth like a mule. She is getting her incisors & molars all together right now & usually her bites aren't bad. I figured this was our just punishment for going to Wal-Mart in the first place. I hate Wal-Mart & I manage to go about once a year (3x so far this year :(, but w/ ammo prices going up, Cid has been shopping there more frequently. I got 5 boxes of .45, 100 rounds for $30.00! Cid says he he saw boxes of 50 going for $40.00 other places. They were out of almost everything though. Rabbit trail!
Charlotte turns 1 soon & I meant to talk about her, but I got distracted w/ my 1928 Webster's dictionary. I've got her birth story mostly typed up but this new Vista system won't let me type on Word at all when I can even find Word. I used to love Word, now I dread it. However, I've figured out my picture files a bit, so we'll see her first steps. Never mind, now I can't figure out the blogger. I'm off to get diapers off of the line before the rain moves in.