Because It's Friday: 10 Great Photos of Obama with Kids
But while we still have time, perhaps it's best to take one last look at White House activity that doesn't include attack ads, policy positions or focus-group polling.
Let's look at the president interacting with kids.
Fortunately for his fans, President Obama seems absolutely comfortable around children, something you couldn't say about, for instance, Richard Nixon (and you can just go ahead and substitute "human beings" for "children" in that previous sentence).
And the administration is diligent about recording such moments. The White House Flickr page offers countless intriguing shots of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, including behind-the-scenes peeks that you can't find elsewhere.
One of the more famous Obama-kid shots is the one above and to the right, featuring a young guy who wasn't convinced the president's hair was just like his own.
But there are others -- like these ten, all courtesy of the White House.
10. He belongs to the blank generation
Mohawk? Check. Plaid shirt? Check. Unimpressed snarl as he's held by the most powerful man in the free world? Double-check. The only thing detracting from the DIY punk attitude here is the neon-green pacifier strap by Obama's thumb, but maybe that's for raves.