Now that the First Family has moved into the White House, what will life be like? We know that the girls – Malia and Sasha - according to mom Michelle, will still be required to make their own beds and keep their rooms tidy, but regardless of how much ‘routine’ they keep to their family life, certainly some things will change!
Fun facts after the jump!
The presidential home might be called “The White House” but the actual color of the house is “Whisper White,” from Sherwin-Williams.
All meals, drinks and dry cleaning bills go to the First Family (except for Uncle Sam-funded “official” dinners), and are taken out of President Obama’s paycheck – which is $400,000.
The First Family is allowed to order take-out, which will be delivered. Of course their kitchen is always fully stocked.
The Obamas have keys to the White House but they never unlock the doors – The Secret Service do that.
It might the home of the Obama family for the next four years but they’re not alone – The White House receives about 6,000 visitors a day.
There’s lots of family fun to be had for the Obamas: there’s a tennis court, a jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room, and a bowling lane.
The White House wasn’t always called The White House – it was officially changed to that in 1901 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Before that, it was referred to as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.”
It’s kind of a big pad, you know, considering it has 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms (omg, I go nuts cleaning my three!), 6 levels, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators. They probably have maid service. *wink*
It will certainly take some time getting used to – I can’t even imagine living in a place that big! Although, it’ll probably be fun for the girls to go exploring.