I always sort of felt like the eight years that Barack was president, it was sort of like having the good parent at home. You know, the responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well-informed.
This generation, because of social media and the internet, kids are more exposed to more people and more cultures. I think that they are more open in ways. They are less tolerant of obvious inequities. This generation will look at what is happening now in the world and say, This doesn’t feel right because this wasn’t what I was taught.’
Together, we can help make sure that every family that walks into a restaurant can make an easy, healthy choice.
I could have spent eight years doing anything, and at some level, it would have been fine. I could have focused on flowers. I could have focused on decor. I could have focused on entertainment. Because any First Lady, rightfully, gets to define her role. There’s no legislative authority; you’re not elected. And that’s a wonderful gift of freedom.
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Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.
It’s her first grandchild, so she’s really, really, really excited. I guess my mom is a little more stressed out than me.
[On his mother’s adversity] She had a very difficult beginning All of my mothers family were killed and she came to America at the time of the depression. It was not an easy life at all.
Parents and children seldom act in concert: each child endeavors to appropriate the esteem or fondness of the parents, and the parents, with yet less temptation, betray each other to their children.
Your siblings are the only people in the world who know what it’s like to have been brought up the way you were.
My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess – she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived, I probably wouldn’t be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known, but as something else. Not a guitar player.
I’m convinced that what kids need today are parents – not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment.
I learned in those eight years is that home is where you make it, and we were in the White House for eight years, but it wasn’t the house. It was us in it. It was our value and our love for each other.
You know, it’s the silliness in me. It has always been there. I love to make people laugh. It comes from my family. My family is funny.
I was loved dearly by my father but I was never so precious that he didn’t think that I could be in there right at the table.
The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.