OBAMA DAUGHTERS WILL STILL HAVE TO DO THEIR CHORES
White House or not, the First daughters-elect, Malia and Sasha Obama, still have to do their chores, says first-mom Michelle Obama.VIA AFP:
The first daughters will not be spared the “ethic of responsibility” their father has pledged to usher in when he becomes president in January.But the burden will be lifted for some members of the White House staff, who’ve been told to lay off Sasha and Malia Obama’s beds.
“That was the first thing I said to some of the staff when I did my visit” to the White House, Michelle Obama told ABC News, in an excerpt of an interview with the incoming first couple to be broadcast in full later Wednesday.
“They said ‘the girls, they’re so great.’ I said, ‘you know, we’re going to have to set up some boundaries, because they’re going to be able to make their beds.’”
Obama daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, seven, will be the youngest children to live in the White House since the Kennedy family in the 1960s.Their parents have frequently expressed concern about enabling the girls to grow up in a “normal” way inside the ultimate power bubble of the White House.That means picking up their rooms, making their beds and staying on top of their homework, the self-styled mom-in-chief told the network.
“That’s going to be one of their goals. You don’t make their beds. Make mine. But skip the kids. They have to learn these things,” she said.