I intended to post this on Tuesday, shortly after I took the picture. That didn’t happen, but we’re still pretty happy about the inauguration, so better late than never, right?
I feel like a bit of a loser admitting that, while we live in DC, we watched the event on TV rather than in person. But the crowds, the cold weather (combined with how early we’d have to get there to have any chance of being anywhere on the mall), and the restrictions on what could be brought in (many things essential for keeping small children happy for many cold hours would not have been OK) made it somewhat impractical to go with two small children. And we wouldn’t have wanted to witness it without them. So we watched from home, after a lovely brunch with neighbors watching early coverage.
Natalie was fascinated and excited. So much so that she dragged her little potty out into the living room rather than take the time away from the event to pee. She has asked several times since Tuesday when we are going to meet Obama, and when he is coming to our house. Somehow, “never” seems like the wrong answer, even if it’s most likely true.
How was your “Obama Day?”