A Washington Boys and Girls Club had an unexpected visitor this afternoon: President Obama. The Elf in Chief chatted with 6- to 11-year-olds, read The Polar Express, handed out cookies—some shaped like first dog Bo—and asked the kids what they want for Christmas. He seemed surprised when they said they iPods and video games, asking, "Whatever happened to, like, asking for a bike?" One of the children explained: "Everybody has a bike."
Seven-year-old Niko Letterlough issued a foosball challenge, McClatchy reports. "You know, I hate getting beat," the president responded. No problem. "I'll let ya win," Niko said. "That's what I'm talking about," said Obama, offering a fist bump.