First Lady Michelle Obama recently conducted an interview with Gayle King of CBS News in which she discussed everything from motherhood to living in the White House. The first lady also addressed the issue of her and Barack having more children in the near or distant future.


On motherhood and living in the bubble known as the White House.

“We absolutely live in a bubble. There’s shatterproof glass in our windows and you know. Men with guns on the roof, and you know, that’s just the reality of it. So [normalcy is] something that we have to work for. So I have to keep my kids on track to do things that we would do as if we weren’t here. Whether it’s vacation or camp or taking a trip we would normally take. It’s letting them get outside of the bubble, to get them to a place. That’s why going to Hawaii is so important. They can run on the beach and be away and be normal. That’s so important and I fight for that, for them.”

How Barack and Michelle embarrass their children.

“For me [Michelle] it’s singing and dancing. If I break into my, you know, so when we’re in a place somewhere and I want to get Sasha to laugh because I think she’s too focused and serious and you know if you don’t smile I’m gonna start dancing, and she’s like, ‘No, no don’t dance.’ But you know our kids, well this is you know another thing. They don’t really want us to come up to school. Because especially the president. Because when he comes for parent-teacher conference, it’s a motorcade. The other day Malia was like, ‘Oh no, is dad coming? Is he bringing all those cars? Really it’s like the other day I think they almost hit my teacher.'”

Another baby on the way?

“There will be no other children in the White House. I can officially make that announcement here.”

Read the full interview here.



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