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8 Things to Love about First Lady Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama

The Obamas have been in the limelight since 2008, when they became one of America’s favorite families to ever grace the White House. Since then, the country has watched the Obama family change and evolve, especially in the case of First Lady Michelle and President Barack’s two daughters Sasha and Malia. The two have grown up to be amazing young women, and it has been wonderful to watch their relationship continue to change with their parents, especially their mother First Lady Michelle. Here’s a look at what the relationship is like between First Lady Michelle and her daughters Sasha and Malia.

First Lady Michelle is very protective of her daughters.

During an interview with Oprah, Michelle reminisced on her time with the girls during their early White House years. When the Obamas moved in to the White House in 2009, Malia was only 10 and Sasha was only 7 years old. First Lady Michelle discussed what it was like trying to keep the girls safe: “Every weekend was hard following these little girls around,” Obama said. “We had to worry about what parties they were going to, whether there was alcohol, I had to know who the parents were, so every weekend for me was hard.”

First Lady Michelle encourages them to live their own life according to what feels right for them.

One mantra that First Lady Michelle wants her daughters to live by is this: “What I tell them is … that they have to walk their own walk,” said Mrs. Obama. “They cannot define themselves by looking at each other or looking at me or their dad. They have to take the time to get to know themselves — give themselves a moment to figure out who they want to be in the world, not who they think I want them to be, not what the rest of the world says about them, but to really think about how they want to shape their lives and how they want to move in this world.”

She doesn’t want them to have unrealistic expectations of themselves.

First Lady Michelle encourages her girls to be their own measurement of how they feel about their own lives. “I don’t want them measuring themselves by external influences, and for young girls, that is hard to do.”

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