This Tuesday Mrs. Obama told Ellen about her plans after leaving the White House. For Michelle nothing will change, but she worries for her daughters, 18-year-old Malia and 15-year-old Sasha, she said they will miss the “people” the most when it comes to leaving their home and that she is sure they will have “a tough time”
Think about it: The girls have grown up in the White House. I mean, the staff that’s there — we see them every day. These are people who have helped us raise our kids. They’ve loved us. They’ve taken care of us. The minute we leave, that’s it,” Obama said.
She went on: “I’m sure the girls will have a tough time. They think they’re ready, but when you’ve grown up in a place… I mean, imagine: They won’t be able to knock on a door and say, ‘Can I see my room?’. That’s not gonna happen.We’re trying to have them step back and really appreciate the walk on the South Lawn, sitting on the Truman Balcony. I mean, we just want to keep creating some memories for them as well.” Michelle added that she is “proud” of her daughters for managing the situation “so well”. “I mean, I just love them to death and the big thing I’ve always worried about was making sure that they got out of this whole,” she added.