- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2014

When 10-year-old Charlotte Bell was invited to the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” she made sure not to let an opportunity to help her dad pass her by.

During a question-and-answer session with Michelle Obama, Charlotte wasn’t interested in asking about the first lady’s favorite book or favorite sport — she was there to get her daddy a job.

“My dad’s been out of a job for three years and I wanted to give you his resume,” said Charlotte, handing Mrs. Obama a copy.

“Oh my goodness,” the first lady said, hugging the little girl, and then turning back to the audience. “Well, it’s a little private, but she’s doing something for her dad, right?”

“Got it,” she said to Charlotte, brandishing the resume, ABC News reported.

Mrs. Obama took the resume with her and hugged the girl once more before leaving the event.

More than 150 children of Executive Office employees took part in the event designed “to encourage young people to explore the different paths they can take to create their own future,” according to the White House website.

The theme for this year’s event was “Invent Your Future: A Day at the White House for Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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