By Elizabeth Logan. Photos: Getty Images.
Answering questions at the annual American Institute of Architecture conference last Thursday, former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed that her two daughters Sasha and Malia spent their last night in the White House doing what teenagers do: eating pizza with their friends.
"They had a sleepover...because my girls are so normal, they're like, 'Well, eight girls are gonna be sleeping here because it's our last time, and we want pizza and we want nuggets.' And it's like, really?" joked the former FLOTUS. Still, the White House is the only home the Obama girls have known for the last eight years, and leaving was hard. "That moment of transition, right before the doors opened and we welcomed in the new family, our kids were leaving out the back door in tears, saying goodbye to people," she said, adding that she took pains not to cry herself in front of the TV cameras as the Trumps entered the White House. "I didn't want to have tears in my eyes because people would swear I was crying because of the new president," she said.
As for post-White House life, the Obamas recently returned from an envy-inspiring vacation, and are now settled in stateside while Malia completes an internship in New York City and Sasha finishes high school. Things are pretty normal. "Friends are surprised I answer the door now," said Mrs. Obama, noting that the family's two dogs, Sunny and Bo, have "never heard a doorbell" before. Oh, to be Sunny and Bo Obama, without a care in the world, entirely unaware of who the president is, and ever under the watchful eyes of Barack and Michelle.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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