While Tom is a rambunctious boy who will do most anything to stay active - even if it is just watching a bug while he sits in church - his favorite activities revolve around his "adventures". He likes to get together with his male friends and re-enact scenes from adventure stories. Made-up robberies, hijacking, treasure hunting and the like are how he best spends his time. In addition to this, he likes to lead and interact with as many people as possible. He also likes Becky Thatcher and will do what he can to show off for her.