Monday marked the final White House Easter Egg Roll for Barack and Michelle Obama, but it was anything but sorrowful. The Obamas read Where the Wild Things Are to a crowd of children, and the First Family's facial expressions are absolutely priceless.
Since 1878, the President and First Lady have welcomed children to the White House lawn for Easter Monday festivities. Before Rutherford B. Hayes invited kids to his lawn, DC children had their own tradition of rolling eggs in front of the Capitol building. In 1876, after the kids ruined the turf with their Easter fun, Congress passed a law banning egg rolling on Capitol Hill. Hayes kept fun alive by welcoming the children to play on the White House lawn, creating a tradition that has lasted until today.
Each year, roughly 300,000 families enter a lottery to snag one of about 35,000 tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll. The parents and kids who win are treated to interactive musical, culinary, and athletic activities. This year's lineup included Idina Menzel, Shonda Rhimes, and the Powerpuff Girls.
Best of all, a few lucky kids got to listen to the Obamas read Where the Wild Things Are. The President and First Lady read the book once before, at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. Check out their hilarious facial expressions below.
Bravo, POTUS and FLOTUS. Bravo.