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My Family Meeting the President? Now That Could be Embarrassing

By Cody |

I’m not famous. I don’t have a lot of money to donate to campaigns. No potential Super Bowl contender will sign me to a contract. I won’t be winning a major award anytime soon and I don’t ever plan on running for political office. Needless to say, the chances of my family ever meeting the President are less than slim.

That hasn’t kept me from wondering what it would be like if we did have such an opportunity. My family, like all families, has its quirks, and I am sure those quirks would be on full display when it came time to shake hands with the leader of our country.

Will Smith’s family recently met with President Obama. Jaden Smith was warned by his father that he was not to ask the President a certain question. In fact, Will Smith had warned his son that asking certain questions was “not cool” and was “embarrassing.” As has been the experience with my children, that warning went unheeded.

Jaden Smith interrupted the President with the intent of asking about the presence of aliens. The President humored Jaden and proceeded to “neither confirm nor deny” whether the government had discovered the presence of extraterrestrial life.

I’m sure I could write a list of 100 things that I would be worried about if my family was given the opportunity to meet President Obama, but these are probably the Top 10 Fears:

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My Top Fears if My Family Were to Ever Meet the President

Addie and Her Indoor Gymnastics

I probably tell Addie to stop doing flips, cartwheels, back handstands, and you name it on the couch at least 100 times each night. So far she has listened to me exactly three times. I would not at all be surprised if Addie got bored with the conversation and found a nearby piece of furniture in the Oval Office to practice whatever recent trick she learned in gymnastics class.

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Cody is a father, husband, practicing attorney, and loyal football fan who is outnumbered by girls in every area of his life. He's also been known to drink maple syrup straight out of the bottle. Read bio and latest posts → Read Cody's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “My Family Meeting the President? Now That Could be Embarrassing

  1. Ami says:

    Hey, baby poop waits for no one. Not even the President of the United States.

  2. Anne says:

    I have got to drop the phrase nipple hair in my staff meeting this week. Now, how to do it without ending up in HR?

  3. Chrysta says:

    Cody, social nervousness isn’t embarassing enough. I know you can do better.

    1. theycallmecody says:

      @Chrysta, I don’t know. My wife swears my ear pulling is pretty embarrassing; although, if Addie got permission to have a sleep over at the White House, I bet I’d ask if I could stay too.

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