Michelle Obama should really rethink the dog. Like millions of other moms, she’ll be the one that has to take care of it. And where’s she going to find the time for that? She’s got to find a school for the girls, get to know the new hometown, Washington, D.C., say good-bye to Chicago and move.
Not only that, she has to figure out how to let them appear on Hannah Montana while also keeping them grounded. And weigh the pros and cons of sending the girls to public — yes, we said public! — schools in D.C.
Let’s take this one at a time:
Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest Washington, D.C., got a very interesting phone call a couple of days ago. The unidentified caller wanted to know whether her two children could attend even if they lived outside the school boundaries. The caller gave 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as the home address. Was this Michelle? Are they seriously thinking public? Or is this another one of those “Sarkozy here on the line” calls?
Michelle’s decision will no doubt be difficult, but we highly doubt the girls will be wait-listed. There’s a bit of a scramble to land the president-elect’s kids.
Our unsolicited advice to Michelle: do not accept Billy Ray Cyrus’ invitation for Sasha and Malia to appear on “Hannah Montana.” We know, we know, it’s Malia’s fave! Keep them in the bubble as long as you can!
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Onto the president-elect: Barack Obama is coaxing Patti Solis Doyle to take a cabinet secretary post. Recall, Solis Doyle was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton who pretty much took the fall for the candidates faltering campaign and resigned mid-primary season. Mom note: she’s worried about being away from her two young children (take the job, Patti, take the job!).
Parenting crutch of millions, Starbucks, saw it’s 4Q profits plunge a whopping 97 percent (is that not astounding?).
A British study concludes that women with a history of mental illness are more at risk for having stillborn babies. Like mentally ill women and/or women who had stillbirths need that shit?
Something that should appeal to the hidden germophobe in all of us parents: grocery stores are trying out a new way to keep you from feeling disgusted when your child starts chewing on the cart. They’re sending each one through a disinfecting wash. Seriously, how did any of us survive childhood?