May 12

Life as a President’s Child

by Matthew Lowe

Our president has two daughters, Natasha and Malia. His oldest daughter Malia is coming to the age of 18 years old, while Natasha is 14 years old. Although they live in the White House, President Obama and Michelle Obama are trying to make it like a normal home. To resemble a normal home they have family dinner at 6:30 P.M. Also, to make it more family like, Barack Obama has been assistant coach for Natasha’s basketball team. As you can tell, the Obama family attempts to make their home as normal as possible.

Since the girls grow up in such a public way, there are many challenges they face. Even Michelle Obama has said that they caught their daughters being “bratty.” Also, “I think they are… the first kids in the White House where everybody’s got a cellphone and everyone’s watching.” This shows her empathy for them and how they feel about their attitudes.

Along with having a normal life, the girls still have active social media lives, sleepovers, and they both go trick or treating. The past summer they went to sleep-away camp in New Hampshire, but the Secret Service has to attend them.

Even though they are the president’s daughters they still have “ “normal” lives like everyone else.

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