CHILDREN have moved on from their love for pirates to a fascination with hired killers.Harry Hitman’s Happytime Hour, on Cbeebies
The Pirates of the Caribbean craze has faded as youngsters tired of pretending to slaughter, drown and enslave innocents in bloody high seas massacres.
Father-of-three Norman Steele said: Last year they couldnt get enough pirates, constantly keelhauling each other and firing muskets.
I still remember the tantrum the little one threw when I told him he wasnt allowed to have his eye out for Christmas.
This year its all about hitmen: the eldest is mad for CIA death squads, the middle one loves his Persian hashshashin, and the three-year-old likes either Mafia or Yakuza.
It made a nice change at first, but honestly if I have to watch Ichi the Killer one more time Ill scream.
Child psychologist Dr Mary Fisher said: Kids will be kids.
Every dad whos making a fuss about it probably had a complete set of Baader-Meinhof Action Man or Latin American Druglord Top Trumps when he was a boy.
Ten-year-old Tom Logan said: When I grow up, I want to kill people for money. I will wear a suit and leave no trace of my identity behind apart from the still-warm corpse of my victim.
I will be rich and have a house full of guns, where I will eventually die after being betrayed by my ex-prostitute lover.