Rachael's Exclusive Daytime Interview with Michelle Obama
In an exclusive daytime interview, Rachael sits down with Michelle Obama to discuss their work to improve school lunches ... but ends up getting personal with the first lady about family and more. Watch the video above to hear how the Obamas incorporate exercise into the family's lifestyle, and how the president is handling having a teenage daughter about to enter the dating scene!
Rachael: "Do you exercise with the girls?"
Mrs. Obama: "We're a huge sports family. I married a man who's a basketball sports fanatic, so we passed that on to our kids. I work out as often as I can, usually every day, and when we can, we exercise with the kids. Barack helps to coach Sasha's basketball team so we do make sports a part of our lifestyle. And that's the other leg of Let's Move; it's nutrition, but it's also movement."
Rachael: "So, you have a 13-year-old now, is she allowed to date or group date yet?"
Mrs. Obama: "Well, you know, Rachael, one thing I've learned is that a 13-year-old wants nothing more than to not have her mother talk about her personal life on national TV. [She'd] be like, 'You said what?!'"
Rachael: "Who will the boys be more afraid of, you or your husband answering the door?"
Mrs. Obama: "Barack pretends like he's going to handle this so well when it happens. Oh yeah, it's going to be fun to watch! You know, it's already fun to see him squirming when she puts on a dress and she's got her hair down and he's trying to pretend like it's cool, but he's freaking out a little bit."
Rachael: "You seem to be having so much fun and being focused in your role. Is there anything you miss about having anonymity? Like, do you miss grocery shopping?"
Mrs. Obama: "Oh, absolutely! That's why I have my little secret Target runs because I can do things undercover if it's just quick. I do miss it, but I have the best job on the planet. I mean, I have this wonderful platform that we can shine the light on so many important issues and galvanize the country in ways that I would never be able to do if I wasn't first lady, and I get to spend time with kids and I get so many hugs, so I feel blessed. But there are definitely times when you want to make one run to your kid's soccer game without a motorcade, you know? So you begin to value anonymity and you lose that, but it's a small price to pay for being able to serve the country you love."
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