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For Sasha and Malia Obama, Four More Years as the First Daughters

When her father’s second term as president is up, Malia Obama will be 18 years old. She and her younger sister, Sasha, will have spent their formative years in the White House, a place that their parents have attempted to shape into something resembling normal.

Over the past four years, Barack and Michelle Obama – though jetting around the country and world – have put an emphasis on being home for family dinner at 6:30 p.m. most days. The president has been an assistant coach of 11-year-old Sasha’s basketball team, the Vipers, and has often gathered with both daughters and their friends on Sundays for basketball practice. Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, moved from Chicago into the White House to meet her granddaughters after school and keep a watchful eye on them.

“I’m so proud of you guys,” the president told his daughters during his acceptance speech early yesterday. “Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes, you’re growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women.”

The Washington Post

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