In recent years it has been the computer, he has meltdowns when he can't use it. He likes to use it every chance he gets. Most of the time he isn't doing anything on there except for changing the backgrounds and downloading new browsers, I think we've had 8 at one time. Then came organizing, that turned into more of an OCD thing rather than an obsession. In the last week or two it has become diary of a wimpy kid. He has all the books, he's read them all. And re-read a few. He has the first 3 movies, he watches one every single night.
This is his desk area in our back room.
My point, if I actually made one. Is that obsessions can be easy to deal with, but they can also he hard. I vote for hard. When you can't help satisfy the need for something its difficult on everyone. So, we just suck it up and try to move on to the next thing to shift his mind onto something new! Bet you never knew obsessions were that serious. They can be, and now you know! :)