Yesterday, after a lengthy stressful dentist appointment, he got reprimanded four times after putting his hands up in the faces of his friends.
When discussed with him he knew it wasn't the correct thing to do, yet he continued doing it.
I talked with him about his day (while watching the Green Bay Packers first half tromping of the Falcons). It didn't "hit" me until after he had gone to sleep (sans NUK!!!!!!) that the higher viewing levels of footbal on tv,l and watching live basketball and hockey, may be the reasons he's having more frequent physical contact with his friends.
I'll have another talk with him the next time we watch football about how the players are nice to their friends and the other players while they are on the sidelines (and in commercials), and how they only hit or tackle their "friends" when they are on the football field or ice.