It sounds like the former First Lady Michelle Obama is not missing the life at the White House at all! Michelle stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show today and told the host that ‘nothing much’ has been going on lately and that’s exactly what she wants.
‘I wake up when I want to wake up. I got myself all gussied up before coming here, came out of the basement. It’s just like what? Come out of the house? But we are doing great. The girls are good, Barack’s working, we have got projects going, so we are staying busy and traveling. We’ve had some fun,’ Michelle revealed.
When the family is not visiting countries all over the world, they really love being at home in Washington D.C. where they apparently chose to stay so that their daughter Sasha can graduate high school.
She explained that they ‘wanted her to finish in the school she has been in since she was in second grade… so we live in the neighborhood down the street from the White House,’ adding that it’s not weird at all.
‘The thing that I learned in those eight years is that home’s where we make it. We were at the White House for eight years, but it was not the house, it was us in it. It was our value and our love for each other. We just moved that to another house. But it’s odd now because I have a door and doorbell and people actually trip out when I come to my door and open it. And the dogs, Bo and Sunny, do not know what a doorbell is. So, the doorbell rings and they are like, ‘I’ve never heard that before!’’
Michelle did not shy away from addressing the current political climate either, advising people to ‘lead with hope and not fear.’
She added that ‘I’d encourage your viewers, the country, to do the things we do every day. To love each other and to take care of each other, show empathy – and you cannot do that just when people make you feel good or safe. We have got to do it all across the board. We have to be an open-hearted nation, and that is who we are. We cannot lose sight of that.’