Michelle Obama is fine with an empty nest as daughter Sasha finishes high school, says 'I’m happy for them'
Michelle Obama is not sad about having an empty nest and is happy for her daughters to move ahead with their lives
The time for college applications is here and many mothers tend to get very sentimental at this point about their emptying nests. However, former first lady Michelle Obama seems to be totally fine with her emptying nest as her younger daughter Sasha finishes high school.
As reported by PEOPLE, Michelle shared, "That’s the rub of teenagers — they’re bumping up against the limits of where they are because they’re ready for the next thing." Michelle has two daughters — 20-year-old Malia who is a Harvard Sophomore and 17-year-old Sasha who is a high school senior. "That’s how I feel with my girls: if they are ready for college, then I want them to go and I’m happy for them," Michelle added.
She also spoke about how she is not weepy or sad about her daughters leaving home "because I also have the resources that if I really get sad, I’ll go see them. Unlike my parents, who dropped me off at college and just had a phone call, I text with my kids. I can text [Malia] right this second and know exactly what she’s thinking. I don’t feel like she’s away, I feel like she’s off on her next adventure, so I’m excited about her. I don’t need my children to make me happy. I had them so that they’d happy."
After her life in The White House, Michelle has a lot of things going on and she said, "I’ve got an initiative, I’ve got a book, I’ve got a husband I can see again." Michelle's memoir titled 'Becoming' will be hitting bookstores soon. With the help of her husband Barack, Michelle has also been able to launch the Global Girls Alliance in order to help promote girls' education worldwide.
In her book 'Becoming', Michelle opens up about many personal details and shared that she "stopped even trying to smile" during President Donald Trump's inauguration.
She also discussed their struggle with infertility and the overwhelming feeling of loneliness as well as exhaustion which come with being married to a man who is ambitious and is looking to make a mark in politics.
Michelle was recently seen with her friend Ellen DeGeneres at Costco where Michelle went to sign copies of her new book. While walking through the isles of the store, Michelle says, "Oh look, it’s the first time I’ve seen my book in a store!" In true Ellen behavior, the comedian and talk show host shouts into a megaphone and says, "We have Michelle Obama! Michelle Obama! She’ll be signing books!" Ever since the Obamas were in office in 2009, Michelle and Ellen have become fast friends.