President Barack Obama has huge responsibilities with running the country, but no matter what, he’s a father first - worried about his little girls, Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, particularly as they grow up before his eyes.
President Obama told Newsweek:
“Now, I worry about them when they’re teenagers where, you know, you’re already embarrassed about your parents and even more embarrassed on TV all the time.”
Obama says dating won’t be easy with his girls because of their situation.
“And dating I think will be an issue because I have men with guns surrounding them at all times,” he said, laughing, “which I’m perfectly happy with, but they may feel differently about it.”
The President says they’re lucky to have such well-adjusted daughters.
“The nice thing is that, partly because of temperament, partly because of Michelle [Obama]‘s unbelievable parenting skills, I’ve just got some happy, normal kids,” he said. “And all that stuff that’s going on around them, they just kind of miss. We have not seen any effects, any fishbowl effects, yet on them.”
He added: “The truth of the matter is that the campaign was the equivalent of me being the frog in the saucepan of water and the temperature slowly being turned up. By the time the inauguration had taken place, we had pretty much gotten accustomed to it.”
Obama,despite having a full schedule, makes time for his family. They have dinner together and he tucks the girls in at 8:30 p.m. and they have movie nights.
“It turns out we got this nice theater on the ground floor of my house