Ben enjoys doing various dangerous activities with his brother. Neither boy seems to realize the possible consequences for these actions and they seem to be unusually resilient to pain. Both Ben and Kenny enjoy getting Bill and Maureen to go along with their games and show little concern when Maureen gets hurt. The one thing they do seem to fear is the neighbour the kids think is a Nazi, Mr. Holtenwasser. It is also shown that they fear Jimmy Fitzsimmons, the resident bully whom they usually run away from when encountered and leave Bill or Maureen behind.
He showed up suddenly once to pee on Jimmy's old shed alongside Bill and Phillip, and his urine was bloody, implying his health and hygiene to be poor to the point of having internal infections and/or diseases. It is unknown if Kenny also has such infections, though having fiberglass insulation in his diaper could lead to similar bloody urine.
Home Life Edit
Ben and Ken's family has yet to be seen on the show, but the boys often allude to what goes on at home. They are too young to understand much of it, clearly not understanding what they are describing. Among these are; their grandmother being dead at the bottom of the stairs fro quite some time, their mother being a heroine addict and their father being a member of the Ku Klux Klan. They also mention being "homeschooled by an owl". The boys also lived in Mexico for a period of time, while their father was in hiding after having killed a pedestrian in a hit and run.