Mrs. Obama’s Neighborhood
First Lady Michelle Obama’s “new neighborhood tour” landed at a community health center a short distance from the White House on Tuesday.
She has stopped by a few federal agencies in the three weeks since Barack Obama became president. The nearly hour-long visit to Mary’s Center was Mrs. Obama’s first solo venture into a Washington neighborhood.
“Why did you want to come out and meet us?” asked one of the teens who sat with her.
“Barack is real busy right now so I figured I’ve got the time on my hands and while the kids are in school, I figured I would come out and hear about programs and meet students,” Obama said.
She also read to a group of 3-to-5-year-olds and wrapped up with a call for hugs. Most of the kids complied. “More, more, more, whatcha leaving me hanging?” Obama asked. “Oh delicious. Thank you.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts ( Michelle Obama visits community center near White House)