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Sasha Obama yawn, Michelle Obama eye roll entertain during inaugural festivities

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 21 (UPI) -- At just 11 years old, Sasha Obama has lived most of her life in the limelight, first as the daughter of a rising star candidate, then as the youngest member of the first family.

In addition to the pressure to excel at all the things most 11-year-olds must deal with--homework, after school sports, navigating the awkward pre-teen phase--Sasha has to sit attentively at many of her dad's long speeches under the watchful eyes of the cameras and millions of views across the country.

Most days, she wears it well, bearing official events with patience beyond what most pre-teens could be expected to do and conducting herself with maturity.

But Monday's inauguration marathon proved to be too much for Sasha, who had to get up early to get ready for the Inaugural events, attend church, and finally head to the Capitol building for the swearing-in ceremony.

Her dad was at the microphone, talking about education policy when a camera caught Sasha mid-yawn.

"No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores," Obama said as the cameras flipped over to the first family. "Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people."

And, as in many moments in the past few years, Twitter provided the insta-response to Sasha's yawn. Fortunately, most people were sympathetic to the young first daughter's potential embarrassment.








In other Obama lady sass, First Lady Michelle Obama gave Speaker of the House John Boehner said something to President Obama behind her back at the Inaugural luncheon.

The audio of their exact exchange wasn't caught on camera, but fortunately, the visual was:

Later, when the president began his remarks, he indicated that Boehner may have dropped a hint for Obama to keep his remarks quick.

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Daughters, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with U.S. President Barack Obama as he is sworn-in for a second term by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during his public inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2013. President Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. UPI/Kevin DietschU.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance together during the Inaugural Ball at the Walter Washington Convention Center January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama was sworn-in for a second term as the 44th President of the United States. UPI/Chip Somodevilla/pool
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