Did you break something at the White House?
Somebody did. And Michelle Obama knows who you are.
Talking in a television interview about how her family is adjusting to life in the White House, the first lady said her young daughters Sasha and Malia had been behaving well in the grand house filled with antiques and historic artifacts.
“We’ve had some guests who’ve broken some things but not the kids,” she said with a laugh in the interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. “And they know who they are.”
“They’re doing great. And I think they’re doing great because I’ve been able to strike a balance,” she said. “I still have time to be home for homework. And to make sure I’m there before they leave and to go to their parent-teacher conferences.”
The first lady said after the grueling, two-year campaign it was nice to have the whole family together for dinner every night at the White House.
Obama said her mother, Marian Robinson, helped with the transition in part because she’s “so nonimpressed by any of this. She keeps all of our feet on the ground.”
Photo credits: Reuters/Jason Reed (Sasha Obama runs towards the White House after returning via helicopter from a weekend at Camp David) Reuters/Joshua Roberts (Obama smiles as he walks past a play set he had constructed for his daughters near the Oval Office)