One of the more endearing qualities about President Barack and Michelle Obama is that they seem like an everyday married couple. And if juggling marriage, parenting and work isn’t easy for us regular folks, it sure isn’t a walk in the park for the President of the United States and the First Lady.
Mrs. Obama made a slip-up during a recent interview which revealed that parenting while leading the nation is just as hard as it sounds. She accidentally refers to herself as a “busy single mother” (at the 3:15 mark) before clarifying: “Or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother. Sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who is president, it can feel a little single. But he’s there.”
It’s understandable that Mrs. O might feel alone sometimes when the demands of the presidency preclude her husband from being present in their home life as much as he’d like to. I believe that’s the impetus for her slip-up and it’s not an indication that there’s trouble in paradise as some publications are insinuating.
They’re human just like the rest of us and I’m sure they are doing the best they can in their present circumstances to balance their professional and familial responsibilities. It really isn’t our place to judge, especially based on one slip-up that could be blown out of proportion.