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Tummy time with the president! Obama plays with staffer's baby in sweet photo

by Lauren Sullivan /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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We're confident a lot of important negotiations take place in the Oval Office, but honestly: Is there anything more pressing than tummy time?

President Barack Obama recently took a break from leading the free world to hang on the floor with little Ella Harper Rhodes, his national security adviser's daughter.

Obama and Ella Harper Rhodes in oval office
"So you're the guy my dad's talking about all the time?"Pete Souza / White House

And while nothing compares to her adorably chubby thighs, Ella's not the first wee one to be welcomed into the White House — though she may be the best behaved.

Two-year-old Claudia had a full-on meltdown just weeks ago in the president's office during Passover. Luckily her uncle, New York Times columnist Benjamin Moser, captured it (and Obama's wonderful reaction) on camera.

And shall we never forget our favorite: last year's face-planter.

Kid face-plants in Oval Office
Bored much? A former Secret Service agent's son dives face first into a couch in the Oval Office.Lawrence Jackson / The White House

Or the little girl who just wanted to show off her newfound walking skills.

Obama plays with baby in Oval Office.
"Walking? Check! Next up: foreign policy."Pete Souza / The White House

We salute you — and your appreciation for adorableness — Mr. President.

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