Hang on here… we might be witnessing the greatest First Family of all time!
Since inducted in 2008, America has been given the opportunity to watch the Obama family grow and prosper. Over the past eight years, we have grown to love the Obamas and will sorely miss them.
The family has changed so much over the past eight years, but have always kept that air of dignity with them. Michelle has been a fitting first lady all along, accomplishing so much. Through her course as FLOTUS, she has started her movement “Let’s Move” to decrease child obesity and has shown support for military families, helped working women balance their careers and families, encouraged national service, and promoted the arts and arts education.
Raising two girls in the spotlight through teen ages is tough, but Obama is doing right.
Sasha and Malia are typical teenagers; Sasha 14 and Malia 17, they frequent social media and even trade looks when the president makes dad jokes, like the pardoning turkey for Thanksgiving incident.
(Video of the last pardoning)
Even with constantly being in front of cameras, where all their growing has been recorded, Sasha and Malia stay elegant. Recently, the girls were attacked for the dresses they wore to the State Dinner. Why would these sweet regular teenagers be attacked? The cost of their dresses. Both daughters wore a $20,000 dress to the State Dinner. People immediately took to social media up in arms at how someone could let their daughters believe their “value” was based on how expensive their dress was and how anyone could even wear a $20,000 dress.
What these angry tweeters do not realize is that designers loan clothing for exposure, especially to a dinner like this where they could get massive exposure for their latest designs. Now, it is not known for sure, if this is the case with the first Daughters, though it seems to be; it still stands that celebrities do this all the time and hardly any one ever raises an eyebrow of concern. These people claim that the money that should be used to help America is going to dressing fancy, but these people should be informed the dresses were gifts. Maybe people are angry because of the position Malia and Sasha are in, being role models for girls in America. But what these social media savvy people also forget is that previous families have spent outrages amounts of money on fashion as well.
This is not the first time Sasha and Malia have been criticized. Two years ago, a white house staff writer commented on how the girls were dressed “too casual”. The girls never respond to any negativity, and keep their heads up. What this seems to say is that someone is always ready to criticize the family. Whether it is because they are jealous or don’t favor Obama as POTUS, someone always has something to say.
The family takes these comments in stride, not losing any of their appearance. Obama is quick to make jokes and defend himself, but also listen to what others have to say. Even as early as his campaigning in 2008, people were quick to accost the president. The president would simply say that he would listen to them, and they could talk about the issues.
(Video of Trump vs. Obama with protesters)
The Obama family as a whole has kept their dignity throughout the past eight years. Barack and Michelle have passed it down to their daughters. They have set a path for other presidential hopefuls to take. The path of being courteous and understanding. We will surely miss them.
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