While the political and social spheres are up in arms about the upcoming election, Sasha and Malia are thinking about other things. “They are so far removed from this world,” said First Lady Michelle Obama during a round table discussion. “They don’t ask about the election. They don’t care. Dance this weekend, big science test, homecoming is coming up, those are the things they’re really focused on. They’re just not connected,” explained the First Lady.

Although not concerned about the election, Sasha and Malia do have other things that sometimes make them want to act out. The girls, however, are reminded by mom that “Everybody’s watching. We just have to have real conversations even now, that’s like, you can’t go off on somebody, you can’t act bratty, because you may be having a moment, but somebody could use that moment and try to define you forever. So you want to be cognizant of that, and I think all kids are in that position now. Understanding that what you put on the Internet, what you say now can be a part of your life forever. It lives forever. And again it’s not different from what we need to be talking to all our kids about, but I do let them know that there’s a little extra burden,” said Mrs. Obama.

Malia,14, has taken her mom’s advice and run with it, seeking positive relationships and activities that will build character. Sasha,11, has also listened to her mother’s advice about exhibiting class and elegance in public. Contrary to some children their age, Sasha and Malia do not use Facebook as a way to relieve tension because they know that “Everybody’s watching.”


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  1. I like how the Obama’s separate their White House role from family life keeping the girls from getting to attached to that world considering how temporary it is. If November is not in their favor (God forbid), those girls will still be ok. A lot of celebs need to learn this and keep their kids out of the media and all the negavity of public life. What I want to know is if theObama’s leave in January (please God no), would the girls return to school in Chicago or will they live in DC until Sasha graduates from high school. Things that make you go hmmmmmm….

    • If he’s not re-elected the longest they would stay in D.C. is until the school year is done but after that they are gone for sure. Michelle can’t wait to go back to Chicago or Hawaii.

  2. Love to see the Obama girls doing basketball and tennis. Too many girls are either sitting at home watching TV and facebooking or just too busy getting into trouble. I know they are too young to be considered role models but they kind of are just by living their lives and how they carry themselves.

  3. Work that racquet Malia! Enjoy being a child, let your parents handle all the other adult BS. They are handling it very well.

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