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.
Poor sasha will be hearing about that yawn for the rest of her life— Peter S. Goodman (@petersgoodman) January 21, 2013
Best part of the inauguration: Sasha's GIANT "Dad you're boring me" yawn.— Vera Herbert (@veraherbert) January 21, 2013
Sasha's yawn was priceless.— Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) January 21, 2013
Sasha just let out a big yawn during her fathers speech notoriously funny. Stealing the show yet again.— Wendy L. Wilson (@WendyLWilson_) January 21, 2013
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.