Which is great, but I was having a hard time trying to explain it to my parents... up/down quarks, W and Z bosons... to them it sounded like gibberish. And quite honestly I'm not well-versed enough in particle physics to really do any kind of explanation justice.
But this video from PhD Comics seemed a good jumping-off point for anyone interested in what a Higgs Boson is, and furthermore what CERN does.
Note: this video was made over a year ago, before the confirmation of the Higgs Boson
So if you have kids, try to steer them towards theoretical (for the time being) physics... that's where all the exciting breakthroughs will be occurring for the foreseeable future... Chemistry is so derivative.
Also I couldn't help but pass along this joke:
"God particle? It should be called a priest particle, since you can't have mass without it!"