While Michelle Obama’s husband, the president of the United States, is fighting fires in Ukraine, battling Congress and traveling the country, the first lady is dealing with a crisis of sorts much closer to home.
Obama, 50, is preparing for a rite of passage faced by parents everywhere; her eldest daughter Malia is getting her driver’s license.
“She’s that age,” Obama told “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts of Malia, who will turn 16 this summer. “I’m good with it, as long as somebody else is riding with her.”
Malia and sister Sasha, 12, have been a point of interest for the media and U.S. public alike since they entered the White House with their parents after the 2008 election.
The Obamas have made a point to keep their daughters’ lives as normal as possible while living in the White House. The first lady says her daughters’ ability to do so well is, at least in part, a testament to the power of prayer.
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