This week, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former active duty Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. In 2009 Romesha had helped repel the deadly attack on Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan and -- hey wait a minute, who is that kid on the podium?!?
Clinton Romesha's toddler son Colin totally upstaged his dad at the White House. And he only got away with it because he's so darn cute! Colin wandered up on the podium, made a grab for the mike, and generally made an adorable spectacle of himself before someone gently guided him off stage. Then he ran back on stage and tried to take his daddy's seat! Daww, enjoy the sweet mayhem in the video.
What a little ham. Doesn't he look handsome in his suit? Shucks, he just proves you can do almost anything you want so long as you have a beguiling smile and well-cut threads, right Colin? Even President Obama was amused. "Colin is not as shy as Clint," he said. "He was in the Oval Office, and he was racing around pretty good, and sampled a number of the apples before he found the one that was just right."
If you've ever had a squirrelly toddler on your hands (mine was non-stop), you know how hard it is to keep those little people still in one place for more than 30 seconds. But I'm glad the Romeshas brought him to the White House anyway -- because this was clearly a lifetime event he couldn't possibly miss. And it was awfully sweet of everyone else to be so indulgent and good humored about his scampering.
How long would your kids last in a ceremony like this one?
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