Skip to content
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal

Little boy gets bored in the White House, performs amazing faceplant

Cue thunderous round of applause.
Sep 9th 2014, 2:12 PM 37,121 31

THERE ARE FEW things worse for a child than having to get dressed up, clean behind your ears (when they weren’t even that dirty), and visit your dad’s boss at his office.

To add insult to injury, when you arrive, your parents start laughing with Your Dad’s Boss about mortgages or their favourite punishments, or whatever it is they talk about.

They leave you standing there, completely ignored, wearing trousers and a shirt perfectly, fiendishly designed to make you really, really uncomfortable.

And when the boredom and itchiness finally become too much, you do what absolutely everyone in the history of childhood would love to do:

15179061195_3d00916d6d_b Source: Lawrence Jackson/The White House via Flickr

This amazing candid moment was captured in the Oval Office by White House photographer Lawrence Jackson during the summer.

The little boy engaged in a vigorous faceplant on the World’s Most Powerful Couch, is the son of a retiring Secret Service agent seen chatting with the president, along with his wife.

Getting bored during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the White House and slamming your head on the President’s sofa?

If that doesn’t perfectly embody the American spirit of rugged individualism and self-expression, nothing does.

We salute you, young man.

Read:  This poignant Michelle Obama photo perfectly captures 60 years of American history>

“Do you wanna hit this?” – Barack Obama turns down offer of a joint in Colorado bar>

Send a tip to the author

Dan MacGuill


    Back to top