Obama’s Teenage Woes

BARACK OBAMA has opened up about family life in the White House
confessing that, while he runs the country, he’s not in charge
behind closed doors. Taking a cool third place behind wife Michelle
(who he revealed comes first) and his teenage daughters Malia, 17,
and Sasha, 14, (who are “constantly wrestling for second place”)
although “ahead of  the dogs”, the American president
insists he doesn’t mind taking a back seat, and that includes his
teenagers’ social lives

“You get these teenage moments – they love you, but what I
think really affects you most is they just don’t have time for
you,” he explained to US GQ, who named him Man of the
Year, reports People. “It’s not an active disdain for
you. It’s just their calendars start filling up and they’ve got all
these friends who are much more interesting.”

He is however willing to bide his time when it comes to
competing for their affections.
“The golden age is between, say, six, seven,
and 12, and they’re your buddies and they just want to hang out.
And after that, they will love you, but they don’t have that much
time for you,” he said candidly. “And my understanding
is, based on friends of mine who have older kids, is that with a
little bit of luck, as long as you’re not so completely annoying
during these teenage years, they’ll come back to you around 23, 24,
and actually want to hang out with you. But that stretch is
painful.”  There is a plus side however,
according to Obama.


Barack
with daughters Malia and Sasha

“The compensation you get for the fact that
they don’t have time for you is: Nothing beats watching your
children become smarter and cooler than you are. And you suddenly
will hear them say something or make a joke or have an insight and
you go, ‘Wow. I didn’t think of that.'”

 

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