A Lesson in Putting Family First From the President

Twitter Pic of Barack Obama in Reddit AMA
Twitter Pic of Barack Obama in Reddit AMA

President Barack Obama broke the internet yesterday when he took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&A session.

Reddit’s AMA is a great discussion platform where people of different professions go online in a chatroom and field questions on any number of topics. It’s a very informative way to bend the ear of people you might normally not get a chance to speak with – like the President.

The questions ranged from difficult decisions he’s had to make, to corruption in Washington, to beer, basketball and then someone asked him about family.

His answer will have you rethinking how you prioritize your life.

How do you balance family life and hobbies with, well, being the POTUS?

It’s hard – truthfully the main thing other than work is just making sure that I’m spending enough time with michelle and the girls. The big advantage I have is that I live above the store – so I have no commute! So we make sure that when I’m in DC I never miss dinner with them at 6:30 pm – even if I have to go back down to the Oval for work later in the evening. I do work out every morning as well, and try to get a basketball or golf game in on the weekends just to get out of the bubble. Speaking of balance, though, I need to get going so I’m back in DC in time for dinner.

I’m guilty of having the news on in the background, or my phone beside my plate when our family has dinner. If the President can make the world wait, so can I.

What are your rules for family dinners?

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