When we were younger, our parents bought us a tamogotchi (remember those?) for being helpful after our little brother was born. US President Barack Obama, however, has put that to shame - by inviting One Direction to play at The White House for his daughters.

Yep, according to reports Obama wants the 1D lads to perform for his daughters Malia and Sasha - to thank them for all their support during his recent re-election campaign. NICE.

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 A source said: "It's an open invitation for a date to be arranged that fits with everyone's busy schedules. It's not every parent who can invite the hottest band in the world to their home. They will be the envy of girls across the world."

Too right - we're already drafting an angry text to our parents to complain about getting nothing but a sodding tamogotchi.

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We imagine 1D will be only too happy to take Obama up on his offer - after all, it isn't every day you get to make music in The White House.

What do you make of all this?

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What do you think?