What do you do when all of a sudden your regular dad becomes the most powerful leader on earth? Ah, the many things that the Obama daughters are experiencing right at this very moment is … is… man, even I couldn’t possibly find words to describe it.
Let’s just say that they’re under a lot of stress. Even if dad and mom would say “this is just fine, or we’d all be one big happy family in the White House”, these kids must have a big red question mark hanging on their heads.
They know that things will change. People will change. Friends will change. What is there to do?
The Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, first set foot in the White House when granddad George Sr. was elected president in 1989. The girls were just 7 years old then, and their wonder at the mansion–its beauty, welcoming staff and rich history–is apparent in an open letter they’ve written to Malia and Sasha Obama.
Check out what they have to say to the new kids in the White house:
The twins write, “Go to anything and everything you possibly can: the Kennedy Center for theater, State Dinners, Christmas parties (the White House staff party is our favorite!), museum openings, arrival ceremonies, and walks around the monuments. Just go.”
The letter ends on a more somber note, with the twins reminding the Obama girls to keep sight of whom their father really is, and that aside from outside perceptions of the commander in chief, he’s their dad, first and foremost.
Words of wisdom, eh? 🙂