By a 2-1 vote, we give "King Kong" a thumbs up. Diane, who isn't that crazy about seeing people pursued and eaten by bugs, dinosaurs, and gorillas, couldn't really get into it. I think she described it as three of the longer hours of her life. However, Chris and I loved it. Chris loved it because he's a seventh grade boy; I loved it because I was sitting next to him and he loved it. (Plus, there is still a little bit of seventh grade boy in me.) Afterward, he said, "You know, I've never seen Jurassic Park." So the last couple nights, he and I watched it together. Near the end last night he said, "I think this is about the best movie I've ever seen." (The ABOUT is important, of course, because of the privileged place given to all three LOTR movies.) He'll become more and more independent, I know. But for now this is one of my life's great joys: he loves to play catch with me, to play one-on-one with me, to watch movies with me, to ride bikes with me, and to wrestle with me. Glory days that I'll always cherish (even as I still cherish the same days in the past with his brother--who starts his rotations at Baylor next week).