On our little vacation, I took Wee and Cgfg to the Alamo. Cgfg couldn't have cared less. Wee didn't get it. Thought the place was cool, but the fact that it was real just wasn't soaking in. Fast forward 15 days. He came in the house and flipped on the tv to see the very end of the John Wayne movie The Alamo. "Mom! Mom! You know that house where those people holed up and defended their home and got killed?" (uh, no...?) "You know, where we went in Texas?" (oh, the Alamo?) "Yeah! There! JOHN WAYNE WAS THERE, TOO!!!! Isn't that COOL!" I laughed my tail off. I also explained that it was a movie and John Wayne was playing Davey Crockett, and Davey Crockett was a real person who really was at the Alamo and really was killed there. We then proceeded to have a 5 minute conversation about the story of the Alamo, and he really DID get the signifcance of the place, then. He asked to watch the whole movie when it was on again, and I let him. He pointed out and referenced things he saw that were shown in the movie, and I think he did "get" it...which was pretty cool.