Obama Sworn-In: Second Start Today — ‘I Did It,’ He Tells Family

Updated at 4:15 pm EST

President Barack Obama took the oath of office today for a second term.

The private White House ceremony led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. played out at 11:55 am EST.

It wasn’t all that private: The Blue Room swearing-in was streamed live on the Internet by the White House press pool.

The brief event went flawlessly, with Roberts delivering the oath correctly the first time this year (Roberts botched the first oath in 2009 and had to replay it at the White House).

“Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice, thank you so much,” the president told his fellow Harvard Law alum.

To his wife, Obama said, “Thank you, sweetie.”

“Good job, Dad,” daughter Sasha told him.

“I did it,” Dad said.

“You didn’t mess up,” Sasha replied.

The public ceremony and inaugural address will take place Monday at noon at the West face of the U.S. Capitol, with some 800,000 people expected to fill the National Mall on a wintry day.

The post-inaugural parade promises to move more swiftly than in past years, with floats engineered for a quick turn at 15th Street approaching the White House reviewing stands.

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