For the past eight years, Malia and Sasha Obama have lived at one of the country’s most famous addresses. The girls have gone from childhood to almost adulthood at the famous white house located on Pennsylvania Avenue. Now that it is time to say goodbye to their famous residence, how will they treasure the memories?
During a co-hosting appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the First Lady Michelle Obama opened up with the daytime talk host about what her daughters will miss the most about their lives at the White House.
“It’s really the people,” Obama commented to DeGeneres. “Think about it: The girls have grown up in the White House. I mean, the staff that’s there – we see them every day. These are people who have helped us raise our kids. They’ve loved us. They’ve taken care of us. The minute we leave, that’s it.”
The first lady also commented that she and the President are encouraging their children to cherish their final months at the White House because, “They think they’re ready, but when you’ve grown up in a place … I mean, imagine: They won’t be able to knock on a door and say, ‘Can I see my room?’ That’s not gonna happen.”
When the first family leaves the residence in January, they will remain in Washington D.C. so that 15-year-old Sasha can finish school while Malia,18, will take a gap year before heading off to Harvard in the Fall of 2017.
“I’m proud of them they’ve really managed this so well. I mean, I just love them to death and the big thing I’ve always worried about was making sure that they got out of this whole. I’m just proud that they are poised, smart, intelligent young women.”
We cannot wait to see what the future holds for these two beautiful young ladies. But in the interim, we hope that Sasha and Malia soak up every inch of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue so that they will have memories to treasure for years to come, making them a part of a very exclusive club where they can boast, I lived at the White House too.