America Loves Sasha Obama's Yawn More Than Her Dad's Speech (VIDEO)

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Sasha Obama YawnLeave it to Sasha Obama to steal the show from her dad during the middle of his presidential inauguration. Sasha's perfectly -- or should we say imperfectly -- timed yawn has gone viral after cameras caught her looking every bit the 11 years old she is as President Barack Obama gave his inaugural address.

The child didn't know it was coming. The cameras were supposed to be focused on Dad as he talked about math and science teachers, but it was in that split second when they panned to his family that we caught Sasha in her brilliant blue coat with her mouth wide open. Check her out:


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Almost as adorable as Sasha's tired moment? The reaction from the world at large! Apparently the rest of the country was ignoring the president's address too ... and focusing on the cute kid in the blue coat with the gaping mouth. Despite the myriad gifs of Sasha yawning now available on the Internet, the commentary about her is mostly sweet and silly and can be summed up by comedienne Judy Gold's Tweet:

Sasha's yawn was priceless.

It was, wasn't it? Because in one swift moment, Sasha Obama reminded us all that she's not just the president's daughter. She's an 11-year-old who was probably up extra early on Monday to prepare for her dad's big day. She was TIRED y'all! Can you blame her?

There's a lesson in here for regular (non-presidential) parents too. We all expect our kids to behave in public, especially when we're in the spotlight. We consider their behavior a reflection on us as parents (and it is!). But take it from Sasha Obama -- don't be too hard on your kids when they can't be perfect in public. They're just kids!

After all, there's bad behavior, and then there's a little human slip-up along the lines of a giant yawn as Dad gives one of the biggest speeches of his life. It could happen to any kid, and even in the hyper critical political climate, people seem to recognize that kids will be kids and kids are pretty darn cute.

What do you think of Sasha Obama's yawn? Inappropriate or adorable?


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Christie Haskell

Hehe, cuuute! I loved the photo of them playing with the camera, doing duckface. :)
And I dunno Jeanne, I think her coat is insanely PURPLE.

nonmember avatar Elpee

Only ONE yawn from an 11 year old at an inauguration? I give her a lot of credit!

Chandra Haverstock

I think that their privacy should be respected, even if it is something as mundane as a yawn. They are just kids. Don't we have better things to do with our time as adults?

Mindy... Mindymama

So so adorable

Elizabeth Carstens Winn

She was totally tired you could see it and he was talking about math and science come on who wants to hear about that  lol they should have just stayed focused on the president but obviously the photographer was pretty bored himself and decided that this would make a better story, plus I know they were there to support there dad but come on them things can become boring exspecially to a child they should of just styed home with the nanny :)

nonmember avatar Rea

Hahahahahaha...even the president's daughter has no manners, needs to cover her mouth while yawning...Sasha is going to be a crowd pleaser

Mandi... Mandi1215

Kids will be kids, she's a cute girl.....But we expect the kids to look bored right?  I don't expect the 1st lady,  no one else notices that she looks like she'd rather be somewhere else??

Erica Davis

THE GIRL MIGHT HAVE BEEN UP VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING THE PERSON WHO TOOK THAT PICTURE WAS WRONG FOR HE OR SHE SHOULD HAVE WAITED WHAT SHE CAN'T BE HUMAN BECAUSE SHE IS THE PRESIDENT'S. ANYWAYZ I STILL LOVED IT SHOW AT SHE IS STILL HERSELF.

jessi... jessicasmom1

I give her alot of respect being 11 years old and having to sit through this

nonmember avatar Zuri

I'm older than her and yawned at least 5 times... and I could've turned off the TV anytime I wanted to. I give her props for being able to sit through 5-7 hours of policy talk and only yawn ONCE.

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