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  •  Yes both girls seem comfortable now with being (27+ / 0-)

    on stage ,  acknowledging the crowds, waving, and I think they have adjusted very well to being the children of a President.  Several kids of Presidents have written books about it and how it is not easy but it is also an experience they will never, ever forget.  

    Malia is now a teen or close to being a teen, I think she is 13 now or close to it. She seems to hold back a bit as most kids her age but Sasha seems to absolutely relish the politics and being there with her dad.

    My sister and I often talk about when it was the 4 of us, Mom and Dad, her and I.  She was the youngest and for sure, Daddys Girl.   I was closer to my mother.  I sense some of that in the Obama family as well as we both absolutely adored our Dad. I see that look in the eyes of the Obama girls and I can sense that a mile away because we were like that with Daddy.  

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    by wishingwell on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 09:29:30 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, I think Sasha (17+ / 0-)

      really loves it. :) Remember at the 2008 convention when said hi to the family that POTUS was staying with? ("Hi, [something] family!" :) And I remember seeing a really adorable picture of her waving to the cameraman when her father was sworn in as a senator back in 2006. She is a natural. :)

      •  I remember that moment when Obama showed up (5+ / 0-)

        on screen and Sasha on the stage called out "Hi Daddy" with such enthusiasm.
        That "Hi Daddy" struck me as way unfair. Who could not vote for the dad of the "Hi Daddy" girl.

        They've really kept the girls out of the spotlight but I do like seeing them
        Remember when some toy company was making Sasha and Malia dolls after he won? They nixed that and I understand parents doing that. But I was a little sad too because I thought of the black and white doll experiment done over the decades  (1930s and 2006). You know how it turns out that little black kids look at identical dolls except for skin and hair color and always pick out the white doll as good and pretty and the black doll as bad and ugly etc. Just broke my heart as I watched the 2006 report. Not as much as it broke the heart of the parents, shocked to see their child's reaction.
        If the decades had not changed that I hoped/hope the Obamas in the White House would and will help make a difference. I liked the idea of little girls having those dolls (and I never liked dolls).
        But even without those dolls may every little child know that they are wonderful. Even as an agnostic there was a line in the bible I loved and used and thought all parents should use, amended as needed.
        Sometimes I'd use it straight up "You are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased". Sometimes "You are my beloved son with whom I am really irritated" or "Who I am grounding for 3 days" or whatever.
        But beloved.
        Here is to Beloved Children.

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      I'm got two girls, 7 and 9.
      They both absolutely adore their father for sure.
      But he's closer to the 1st born. I see that with POTUS as well.
      From what I've been told, that's natural. A man is usually closest to his 1st born. Something about the first seed thing.
      Either way, they are an obviously close knit normal as they can be family, albeit beautiful as all get out, don't cha think!

      "Please proceed, Governor."

      by Dema Broad on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 10:48:47 AM PST

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      •  Shortly before he died, Dad told me that I was (0+ / 0-)

        the strongest and he could confide in me and tell me anything.  I was like him in so many ways.  He knew he could be tough with me and I would understand and I could handle it. But he could tell me anything and he knew I would be Ok. Contrast that with my sister, the baby of the family where I was the first born....Dad was protective of her, he spared her feelings, he spoiled her at times, and he thought she could not handle bad news.

        He would be surprised that now a decade after his death, my sister is stronger and can handle more than he ever thought. She does not think so and at age 53, still expects me to protect her and shelter her even if she lives several states away. She wants to extra careful with what I say and how I treat her. She believes she is more fragile than she actually is.

        But I am the one most like my dad and I am very strong in handling bad events ...I handle them well and then cry and fall apart in private long after the event happens.

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        by wishingwell on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:12:37 AM PST

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