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What Shows Aren't Welcome in the White House?
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
October 18, 2011
"Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians -- when they watch that stuff -- he doesn't like that as much," said the First Lady, "but I sort of feel like if we're talking about it, and I'm more concerned with how they take it in -- what did you learn when you watched that. And if they're learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I'm like, okay."
Michelle also explained the battle of upholding some semblance of normalcy in the lives of Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10, in spite of living in an environment that provides helpers who are virtually at their beck and call.
"The first thing is establishing rules among the staff that they're not little princesses," Michelle said. "They have to make their beds, they have to clean up their rooms, they have to -- Sasha has started doing the laundry, Malia was supposed to be doing it but (Sasha) is really into laundry."
Her techniques seem to be working, as the First Lady has received a constant flow of good reports from friends in reference to the girls' behavior when they're away from the President and First Lady.
"They're terrific girls, they're poised and they're kind and they're curious," said Michelle. "And like any mother, I am just hoping that I don't mess them up."