Michelle Obama Discusses Her Teen Girls: Malia & Sasha 'Will Have A Tough Time' In White House Move Out
By January, the Obamas will have to move out of the White House following the president's eight years in office. First Lady Michelle Obama is looking forward to becoming a regular and private tax-paying citizen, but she admits she has her concerns for teen daughters Malia and Sasha.
Malia and Sasha were still young kids, in the ages of 10 and seven, when President Barack Obama and his family assumed residency in the White House. Their foundation as children was not only influenced and nurtured by their parents, as they had a full staff to look after them as well. This is why the First Lady believes her teens "will have a tough time" with their inevitable move out. There are emotional connections that one cannot easily be packed in a box.
Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, Michelle Obama honestly admitted that the girls have been used to seeing the White House staff every day of their growing up years. "These are people who have helped us raise our kids," the mom-in-chief said, according to People, "The minute we leave, that's it."
In helping the teenage girls with the transition, Michelle Obama said that she has been encouraging Malia and Sasha to relish their last moments in the house they grew up in. Though the younger Obamas think they are prepared to leave the White House, their mother knows better. "They won't be able to knock on a door and say, 'Can I see my room?' That's not gonna happen."
The Obamas, though, will not be moving far from their famous Washington home as they will still be in the same state. Woman's Day reports that the family has picked an eight-bedroom manor that will be their new home in January.
Michelle Obama said that she is looking forward to living a life without too many Secret Service agents all around them. "I dream of opening up my front door and walking out without any notification, without any security," the First Lady said.