The most photogenic family of this political cycle is on the cover of People Magazine (and there are promises of more pictures inside!) Try to go easy on the pictures. You may go into acute Obama overload. The last thing we need are tons of black Obama fanatics overdosing on the black family love displayed inside.
According to ABC.com, in the article Obama’s sister talks about her brother wanting his girls to have stability.
In the PEOPLE exclusive, Obama and his wife Michelle say they’re trying to create a life of stability for their two daughters amidst the chaos of a presidential campaign.
Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetero-Ng told PEOPLE routine was something she and Obama missed out on during their younger years.
“Our childhood was constant moving and adventure but little stability,” says Soetoro-Ng. “Barack wants for his girls a rootedness and community that he didn’t have.”
In the article Obama fanatics can learn such things as:
The Obamas outline orderly days for their daughters, Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7: the girls earn a $1/week from their father for doing chores that include setting and clearing the dinner table, making their beds, cleaning their toy closet and abiding by an 8:30 bedtime.
On how they’re taking the attacks on their mother:
“When some folks were attacking Michelle, Malia just asked, ‘What was that all about?’ And we talked it through,” he says. Fortunately, he adds “She’s completely confident about her mommy’s wonderfulness.”
On how the Obamas encourage and are proud that their daughters and eloquent and have thoughts of their own:
“Our girls love to talk,” Michelle Obama says, “They feel confident in their own opinions because we value them even if they’re silly or wrong or a little off.”
On, *shock,* no Christmas and birthday presents for the girls:
It’s a life of limits, too, for the Obama girls who receive no Christmas or birthday presents from their parents who “strive to teach some limits”.
Says Mrs. Obama, “Malia says, ‘I know there is a Santa because there’s no way you’d buy me all that stuff.'”
And how the girls would feel if Daddy didn’t become president:
If Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama doesn’t win the White House in November, his daughters’ might be rejoicing alongside his Republican presidential rival.
“They have a wonderful life in Chicago,” the Illinois senator tells PEOPLE magazine in their latest issue hitting newsstands on Friday. “So I’m sure there’s a part of them that won’t be heartbroken if things don’t work out.”
So I know you all are going to go out and buy People and get drunk on the Obama love, but please! Indulge in moderation. The Obamaholic you save might be your own.