A CHILD’S OBSESSION WITH GARBAGE TRUCKS. Michelle Woo reports on a boy named Christopher who loved garbage trucks from the time he was 18 months old. “All day, he would talk about garbage trucks, draw pictures of garbage trucks and watch videos about garbage trucks.” He would watch the garbagemen work. “They were celebrities to him,” his mother says). His mother finally got to the point of putting Christopher in the car and following the garbage truck.
Michelle Woo says: “Almost a third of all children have an obsession like this at some point, typically between the ages of 2 and 6.” In one study, the parents reported that the interest lasted between six months and three years.