Here's something that will make you feel old: after moving into the White House at the young age of 10 in 2009, the Obamas' oldest daughter, Malia, is now getting ready to go to college.In May 2006, the White House announced Malia was opting to take a gap year before heading off to Harvard University in 2017.
"Some of it's stuff they don't need to see and be a part of…So we try to protect them from too much of the public voice." In recent years, their tight leash may have loosened a bit.
In 2016, the president let it slip that youngster Sasha now has access to Twitter.
But, as anyone who's ever worked in the service industry will tell you, one day behind the cash register comes with enough stress to last a lifetime.
Much like every other parent in the world, Barack and Michelle Obama have faced the difficult challenge of raising kids in the age of social media.
The administration did not discuss what she planned to do during that break.
So far, the hiatus has been a public relations nightmare plagued by scuttlebutt about partying, smoking, and provocative dancing—which is not really news unless you're the president's daughter.
In the past, he's joked about his daughters dating, telling reporters, "What I've told them before is, as long as that young man is showing you respect, and is kind to you, then I'm not going to be hovering over every second." So, basically, the president is just like any other nervous dad.
reported that Sasha spent a brief stint working the cash register and bussing tables at a popular fast food seafood joint named Nancy's on Martha's Vineyard.
"Who I was at the time was a breastfeeding mother of a four-month-old and I didn't have a babysitter, so I promptly took Sasha to the interview with me," she said (via the show). " The first lady finally answered that question the following year during an interview with talk-show host Rachael Ray.