Thursday, March 05, 2009

A playset on the White House grounds

For the first time in a long time, young children are ruling the White House grounds. The caption to this photograph on the Time White House Photo Blog says the swing set sits outside the Oval Office.

There's something very soothing about this picture. The burden and awesomeness of the job tempered by the sweet ordinariness of being the father of two young children. More power to the man (and his wife) who find comfort in this ordinariness and are not shy about seeking it.

Photo credit: Brooks Craft / Corbis for Time

11 comments:

Sands said...

Nice. Definitely gives the house more warmth & character :)

Kavi said...

Change is definitely here. Isnt it !@?!

:)

Altoid said...

Heartening visual indeed! Something about it makes it all very relatable..

Tharini said...

This is so amazing and radiates so much of trust! Lovely!

Sylvia K said...

That is really wonderful and it does indeed radiate trust and warmth! This really made my morning! Thanks for posting it!

Tharini said...

Tagged!
http://winkiesways.blogspot.com/2009/03/first-time-i-walked-down-this-road.html

...if you'd like to do it! :)

Siri said...

I wouldn't mind that playset for myself actually :-)

San said...

Such a sweet sight.

Nino's Mum said...

so heartwarming. And makes the most powerful man on earth, seem so relatable. Makes me wonder why our politcians are so aloof from the ordinary way of life.

choxbox said...

nice!

ps: do they make clones of obama? elections coming up here.

iamyuva said...

like normal father... whatz big deal? he loves his kids.!? may be his wife focused him to..;)

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