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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:48 AM
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Obama daughters keep hectic schedules of their own
Obama daughters keep hectic schedules of their own

By WILL LESTER
Associated Press Writer

AP Photo/Chris Carlson


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rules in the Obama household for Malia and Sasha are clear-cut:

-"No whining, arguing or annoying teasing," their mother, Michelle Obama, told People Magazine.

-Make the bed. "Doesn't have to look good, just throw the sheet over it," said the mother of 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha.

-Set your own alarm clock. "They get themselves up, get their own clothes," said their grandmother Marian Robinson.

-And the allowance from Dad for doing chores is $1 a week. Barack Obama conceded that "I'm out of town for weeks at a time, so Malia will say, 'Hey you owe me for 10 weeks.'"

The likely Democratic presidential nominee and his wife are determined that his bid not disrupt the normal, happy childhood of their daughters, who would be two of the youngest residents of the White House in 30 years if Obama wins. Amy Carter was 9 when she moved in the White House in 1977.

Malia and Sasha visited the White House in 2005 and were bored until President Bush's dog Barney showed up and they romped with him on the South Lawn, Michelle Obama said.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBAMA_PEOPLE_MAG...
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 AM
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1. sound like sensible realistic parents :)
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:53 AM
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2. Darn elitist kids
:)

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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:27 PM
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3. $1 a week?
Dad's a cheapskate. :)
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ericgtr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:32 PM
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5. I used to get $1 a week 25 years ago
Geez Obama, kick down dude.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:38 PM
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6. He *is* cheap. My brother and I got $20 a week and we were taught to put it in the bank.
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:28 PM
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4. those girls are so adorable!
i just love them, seeing photos or video of them always brings a smile to my face. :)

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