Wednesday, November 5, 2008

White House upbringing

It's pretty much official that the next President of the United States will be Illinois Senator Barack Obama, so now it's time to think about the important things. The kids.

Sasha and Malia Obama might be some of the luckiest kids in American, or not, depending on how you look at it. And they are soon to be the most watched. With a permanent secret service detail, mommy and daddy and the media keeping an eye on them, what's a kid to do?

Play. Listen to the Jonas Brothers. Make new friends. Be a kid.

Michelle Obama was recently interviewed by ABC news and finds this opportunity her children have been presented with as a major life experience. Not only will her girls get to grow up in one of the coolest most well known homes in the world, they will also have opportunities that no other children have. Their father will be the first black President, have world leader walk through their hall ways and have a better understanding of government on a level that no classroom could parallel.
That's intense for anyone, let alone a child. But if credit should be given at all it should go to their mother for always enforcing a sense of normalcy in her children's lives. The day before the election, the day of the election and today, the day after the election her kids were in school. Playing with their friends and living out their last days as residents of Chicago.
Good for them. Enjoy it. Girls, have fun, learn as much as you can and enjoy the White House movie theater. After all the next four years are going to be tough but you have so much to look forward to and some good parents to get you through it. You'll be just fine.

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