Sasha Obama finds dad's inauguration one big yawn

Jan 23, 2013, 07:14 IST | Agencies

As the US president's daughter, Sasha Obama has had to sit through her fair share of speeches.

So, it was no surprise that the 11-year-old found her father's second inaugural address, well, a little tedious.

What a bore: Sasha sitting beside her sister Malia and mother Michelle was clearly not excited by her father's speech

During the speech in Washington DC a television camera panned to Sasha as she sat beside her sister Malia (14), and mother Michelle.

But rather than looking as if she was hanging on her dad’s every word, as he told the nation “We’ll need to equip our children for the future”, she appeared weary.

Despite letting out the huge yawn, Sasha still managed to diligently clap for her father.

Social networks were immediately abuzz with admiration for the youngster. One user wrote: “Best part of the inauguration: Sasha’s GIANT ‘Dad you’re boring me’ yawn.”

Rachel Mc said, “Did Sasha just yawn? Love it! #kids’, while another said that the schoolgirl would be ‘hearing about the yawn for the rest of her life’.

While the speech in front of 700,000 spectators might not have been that gripping for the 11-year-old, her interest was certainly piqued when Beyonce sang the national anthem.

The sisters were also seen laughing and joking with their mother throughout the ceremony, while they also played with their mobile phones.

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