It’s been over a year since Malia,11, and Sasha, 8, Obama first stepped into the White House and according to President Obama, his daughters are fairing rather well.
“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 to Matt Lauer of NBC in an interview on Tuesday morning.
“They’re not as constrained. They can wander around. Their Secret Service protection is a lot more low key,” he explained. “So they’ve got soccer, they’ve got basketball, they go sleep over at their friend’s houses.”
Though the girls are well-adjusted, the president does worry about how they will cope once they get a little older.
“Now I get a little worried about them when they’re teenagers because 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.”
But “on the other hand, Malia and Sasha have just turned out to be unbelievably well adjusted kids,” Obama said.
“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.”