I try to prohibit my boys from watching my husband play first person shooters. Back in mid-July, Tom started showing Frank and Jack the Team Fortress "intros" to each character, which are short cartoons.
For those of you unfamiliar with The First Person Shooter Game TEAM FORTRESS 2, here is a picture of a character called "The Scout".
For some reason (I *like* think it's because The Scout runs fast) Frank took to dressing like The Scout...
This was all well and good and cute and lasted about three weeks... until "The Scout" got upset with "The Younger Brother" and used his "Hand-to-Hand Weapon" in a very Scout-like fashion... Frank hit Jack with a baseball bat!
Gratefully, it was a foam bat and a glancing hit. But THAT WAS IT for "The Scout" and watching ANYTHING from violent games.
Momma has spoken!
Post Script: I just re-watched the Intro for The Scout and I noticed something... The Scout is little and he beats up on someone bigger than him. I feel this too speaks to Frank as he's been having a tough time fitting in with the older boys who live on our block. Frank is the same size as many and even bigger than one of the oldest (12 year olds), but he's less than half their age, so, he acts in ways that confuse the older boys. They just don't get why someone their own size acts like their little sisters... anyway, I'll bet this is another reason why Frank identifies with The Scout. Still. Baseball bats and hammers (something he mentioned wanting to use when the older boys were picking on him) are just plain UN.AC.CEPT.AB.LE!