Have you ever wondered what Michelle is telling the girls when she is whispering in their ears on national television? The first lady shares the details of her conversations in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.


“Sometimes when you see me whispering to them in a crowd I’m saying, ‘Sit up or I’m going to embarrass you. I’m going to start dancing,'” says Michelle in reference to those private talks that she has with Sasha and Malia. “They’re like, ‘No, mom. Please don’t. Stop!’ But we get that. Our kids are as humiliated by us as the next. They take it in good stride. They put up with us.”

Although they “put up” with their parents, Sasha and Malia do not volunteer to spend days with the president and first lady. “We’re the last people our kids want to be with,” shares Michelle. “I think they’re conditioning us for that empty nest syndrome, but we’re not relishing that at all. We don’t know what we’re going to do. I’ve got to get [Barack] some more hobbies.”

Sasha will celebrate her fourteenth birthday in June, and Malia will turn 17-years-old in July. Malia, who recently earned her driver’s license, will be a high school senior this Fall.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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