Yesterday, my son, having just awoken from his nap, came into the room while I was folding laundry and watching The Two Towers. The battle at Helm’s Deep was still a little way off, so I let him watch for a bit.
On the screen was Aragorn offering kind words to young Haleth — “This is a good sword.” At the end of the scene, my son said:
“That was cool!”
I had never heard him utter that phrase before and I can’t think of a more perfect circumstance in which to bear witness to his doing so.