Michelle Obama: Our family is more important than D.C. socializing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don’t socialize enough in Washington.The first lady says in an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine that she and the president were straightforward when they said — before moving from Chicago to Washington in 2009 — that their family, including two young daughters, would be their priority.She said “the stresses and the pressures” of the White House are so real that they prefer to spend free time with their daughters, now 14 and 11.”Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, ‘Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole,’” Mrs. Obama said in the interview, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press before the magazine hits newsstands on March 26.She noted that most of the couple’s friends are parents, too, and that when she and the president go on vacation, usually with longtime friends or relatives, they are surrounded by children.Continue Reading…

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