As the father of three children, I understand what it means to have your offspring throw a temper tantrum in an awkward situation. In line at the grocery store, at a table in a restaurant or on a crowded subway train are three that come to mind.
Imagine your child’s worst temper tantrum. she throws herself on the floor kicking and screaming for some completely unreasonable thing she wants, (or doesn’t want).
Now imagine that happening in the Red Room of the White House in front of the President and First Lady of the United States.
Talk about a moment you will NEVER forget.
That’s exactly what happened to The Mosers when they visited the White House for Passover with their little girl Claudia.
That’s little Claudia, sprawled out, face in her arms in complete meltdown. Her Uncle Benjamin, a writer and journalist, tweeted the full picture taken by a White House photographer of The President and First Lady’s reaction:
The President tossed his hands in defeat as the First Lady smiled. Parents of girls who surely tantrumed themselves, the Obama’s are no strangers to this kind of thing.
It’s always great to see them in such a genuine situation.
Little Claudia’s Mom poked fun at the ordeal on her own Twitter account:
Ah, yes. Surely by tomorrow the right-wing haters will have a quote bubble over little Claudia’s head with some clever reference to Kenya, Muslims or some guy from Columbia University that never existed.
One thing is for sure, Claudia’s Mom now has that perfect embarrassing picture to show to her boyfriends, along with a memory that will certainly last a lifetime.
As for the President, hopefully the incident hasn’t curbed his ability to lead the free world. We kinda need him.
Featured image: screen capture from Twitter