If ever there was a teachable moment about etiquette for my girls, this one is most definitely it. From an Associated Press story about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's first official trip to Britain to meet the Queen of England:
During their private meeting, President Obama and first lady gave the queen a personalized iPod with video footage of her 2007 visit to Washington and Virginia. She was also given a rare songbook signed by composer Richard Rodgers.
In return the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, gave the Obamas a signed portrait of themselves.
Take from this what you will, kids.
And that's all I have to say about that.
(Photo credit: AP Photo/John Stillwell, pool)