Anyway, today we went to the dollar store and he spotted a whole ROW of plungers! He was in plumber heaven! So he gets so excited he can barely even speak, runs over and grabs the nearest one, asks me to buy it for him, then proceeds to jump up and down and squeal with delight as he waits for my answer. Of course, as a mother I just can't see buying him a plunger (of all things!) but I did take a minute to think it over before offering a response. In the meantime, he flips it over and actually SMELLS it! What possessed him to smell the thing, I'll never know ... but he decided at that moment that it smelled very bad, and that he didn't want it anymore.
Whew! Crisis averted. I don't know if his obsession ended that abruptly, but he definitely didn't ask for another one all day.
What about you, do your kids have fixations on odd things?