Michelle Obama opened up about how she feels about becoming an empty nester, and some say her reaction is the same as every mom’s.
The former first lady sat down with Jenna Bush Hager in an interview for her upcoming book “Becoming” and told the “Today” host she’s not sad about her kids leaving home — as her second daughter Sasha finishes high school. She said:
“The question that I ask my husband is, ‘Okay, let’s make sure we’re making time to enjoy the life that we’ve been working for.’ We’re going to be empty nesters soon.
I can feel in both of my girls that they were ready for the next step. I’m excited for them to go to their next part of the journey.”
Michelle also told People she’s not worried about her youngest daughter leaving home because she has resources to keep tabs on the teenager.
As reported by Today, She jokingly told both her girls:
“‘No matter where you go, I’ll drop in whenever I need to see you. I’ll find you!’ It’s like, ‘I can audit classes at that university.'”
The 54-year-old added:
“It’s just what they want. Just texting, ‘LOL. Guess who’s in town?'”
Michelle and her husband, former President Barack Obama, have plenty of plans of their own now that their children are all grown up and her husband’s time is no longer inundated by White House duties. She told People:
“I’ve got a husband I can see again.”
The founder of the Global Girls Alliance program also said:
“I don’t need my children to make me happy. I had them so that they’d happy.”
After her life in the White House, the mother-of-two has got plenty on her plate.
Michelle’s book will be hitting bookstores soon. In addition, Barack has helped her launch an initiative through her foundation to empower teen girls from diverse communities and nations through education.
The former first lady seems totally fine empty nesting.