In an interview with Newsweek President Barack Obama told his daughters Sasha and Malia have used to to public life extremely well. He said he did not worry about his daughters because they were now “happy, normal kids” in spite of passing time in the public eye. However, he showed some anxiety about their forthcoming teenage years. He also expressed his concerned about their dating. He though his security would complicate his daughters’ dating. Malia is now 10 and Sasha is 7.
Obama said: “Now, I worry about them when they’re teenagers where, you know, you’re already embarrassed about your parents and even more embarrassed on TV all the time.” He also said to Newsweek magazine “And dating I think will be an issue because I have men with guns surrounding them at all times, which I’m perfectly happy with, but they may feel differently about it.” He added: “The truth of the matter is that the campaign was the equivalent of me being the frog in the saucepan of water and the temperature slowly being turned up.” The President further added: “By the time the inauguration had taken place, we had pretty much gotten accustomed to it.”
Obama has set some rules agreed upon by the press member and media about capturing pictures of his two daughters. Though the president and his wife had been very open in discussion about their family dynamics, their daughters were often off limits. The interview was published on Saturday.