Michelle Obama Mistakenly Calls Herself a “Single Mom”: Revealing or Simple Mistake?


Does she feel like a single mom?
Does she feel like a single mom?

Any mom who’s married to someone who travels a lot could feasibly call herself a single mom. But when Michelle Obama mistakenly referred to herself as a single mom, as Shine from Yahoo reports, she ignited a firestorm of speculation.

While talking about the best ways to improve eating for families always in a hurry, the First Lady mistakenly described herself as a “single mom.”

She caught the slip immediately.

“Believe me, as a busy single mother—or, I shouldn’t say single! As a busy mother… sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there!” she said during the interview with CBS News affiliate WCAX in Burlington, Vermont.

Fairly graceful way to handle the mistake but still: oops!

What do you think? Is the flub just her version of being a “football widow” or “military wife” due to being married to the President? Or is the mistake more revealing about what goes on behind the closed doors at The White House?

Source: wikimedia

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