Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bo Steals the Show at Take Your Kids to Work Day -- Dubbed BOmania

First lady Michelle Obama walks with the family dog Bo during an event to welcome children of Executive Office employees at the White House's annual take our daughters and sons to work day on Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Washington. Photo: AP

Courtesy: The New York Times Blog -- The Caucus.

Michelle Obama, the first lady, took questions from the children of White House employees in the East Room today, an event that yielded an intriguing peek into the Obamas’ family life – including the selections on the first lady’s iPod (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher and Sting); that Sasha, 8, brought home energy-saving light bulbs for Earth Day and instructed her parents to install them; and that Malia, 11, has been pressuring her father to embark on a campaign to save endangered tigers.

Evan Vucci/Associated Press Bo, banished, unhappily, in the White House Grand Foyer.

But the star of the show was the family dog, Bo, who grew so frisky that he had to be removed from the room, and seemed to bark from his place of banishment — the White House Grand Foyer – at every mention of his name.

The question-and-answer session, attended by 196 children, was part of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day, an annual event established 17 years ago by the Ms. Foundation for Women as Take Our Daughters to Work. Mrs. Obama, with Bo on a leash at her side, began by thanking her audience for the sacrifices they make so that their parents can work long hours “helping me and the president.’’ Click link below for full post from New York Times Blog.