Sasha and Malia Love the White House

President Obama is proud of his daughters.

Sasha and Malia Love the White House

President Obama is proud of his daughters.

-Jane Farrell

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President Obama has had a tough year in many ways, but he’s very happy with the way his daughters Sasha and Malia have adjusted to life in Washington.

“The happiest thing about the past year and a half has been the girls’ adjustment. They have just been terrific. They’re doing well in school,” Obama said in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that was broadcast on the Today Show.

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Although it took a while for the two girls to adjust to life in the public eye, the President said that these days, “They’re not as constrained. They can wander around. Their Secret Service protection is a lot more low key. So they’ve got soccer, they’ve got basketball, they go sleep over at their friend’s houses.”

And when the kids’ friends come to sleep over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Obama said, “Sometimes I’ve got twelve little girls screaming on the third floor of the White House.”

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The President admitted that he does worry about Malia, 11, and Sasha, nine, entering their teens and becoming more aware of all the criticism aimed at him: “I think that’s the time when you’re already embarrassed about your parents, and then imagine if your dad’s in the newspaper every day and people are calling him an idiot. I feel a little worried about that.”

“On the other hand,” he added, “Malia and Sasha have just turned out to be unbelievably well adjusted kids. “The thing that’s most important to me is that they are so respectful of everybody and haven’t gotten on any airs. I attribute that directly to Michelle because she wouldn’t put up with any of that stuff.” (Yahoo News)

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