There is not much known about the Obama daughters, and there is a reason why parents former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have always wanted things that way.
Michelle Obama, who recently launched a podcast, has decided to give fans unprecedented access to her life as a mother, wife, and former First Lady of the United States.
On the latest episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, the former attorney decided to open up about her adult daughters — Malia and Sasha Obama.
Michelle revealed that she and the former president made a deal while at the White House — their girls would have normal lives no matter how complicated or hectic his schedule was.
The power couple took that decision because they wanted to be sure that Malia and Sasha had the same experiences as their friends.
Michelle, who was speaking to her mother, Marian Robinson, revealed: “Even as Barack being the President of the United States, he worked his schedule around their schedule. They weren’t waiting until 9 pm to eat because dad was running late. They never couldn’t not go somewhere or do something because of dad. I never wanted them to resent the presidency, or resent what their dad did.”
Marian shared the following about the girls’ time in the White House: “I think the girls did really well with what they had to deal with. They pretty much just went about their schoolwork as just a normal child, even though the Secret Service was standing outside their door.”
To further protect Malia and Sasha’s privacy and their right to have a normal childhood, Michelle was forced to strike a deal with the press so that photographers would not harass them while they were at school or hanging out with their pals.
Michelle shared: “I tried to make sure that they weren’t out there to be crushed. But oh gosh, it’s the mamma bear within us. We tried to set up boundaries within their exposure, which is why you would rarely see the girls outside public events. There were a set of things where we told the press the girls are going to be here; this is the time. But don’t go to their school.”
She continued: “But you want your kids to grow up normal, and you want them to have these wonderful experiences privately, and you want them to be able to fail and stumble privately, like any other kids. And when they aren’t allowed to do that, it’s unfair, and you feel guilty as they didn’t choose this life. You go through all kinds of emotions.”
Even their political opponents like to praise the Obamas as decent parents.