Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sasha and Malia

While this was the week that Barack Obama became our president, Sasha and Malia have stolen the show in our house. The girls love Barack, don't get me wrong. Whenever they see him on tv or in the papers they shout out, "Barack Obama" and sing a little song we made up about him ages ago. Katherine has even added a little dance to the routine but...

No one holds a candle to the two girls. I am not exaggerating when I say that Caroline must have asked 25 times a day, "What do you think Sasha and Malia are doing now?" She was fascinated that they watched a movie the night of the inauguration. She wondered who came up with the idea and if their parents were ok with the fact that they were watching a movie on a school night. Then she wondered if the girls would go to school on Wednesday because they had such a busy day on Tuesday. She decided they would because they had already missed one day of school this week. She poured over the pages of the newspaper Wednesday morning and kept returning again and again to the picture of Sasha giving her dad a big thumbs up after his speech. She folded the paper so that only that picture showed and carried it around for awhile. She has asked again and again where the girls got the pretty outfits they wore to the inauguration. Last night she asked if we could go to the White House instead of Disney World this spring.

This is what having a young family in the White House can do. I knew if would be exciting and inspirational for Barack to win. I knew that it would be fun to have little children in the White House. I have never known that in my life. What I didn't realize before this week was how important Sasha and Malia would be to our girls. They will be real role models for them. I am so proud that, at this moment, Caroline could not identify Hannah Montana but she would know Sasha and Malia in a instant. How wonderful that the real rock stars in our house are the President's girls.


At January 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM , Blogger sara said...

this is so weird ... i just posted a similar-in-a-way post about the presidents' girls! funny!

At January 24, 2009 at 12:35 AM , Blogger ChefDruck said...

They really are the ideal first family for our country right now. Just a breath of inspiration.


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