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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.

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What do you think of Michelle Obama’s slip-up, Clutchettes?

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  • CHRISTINA

    LOL, SHE ACCIDENTLY SAID IT? YEEEAH, THAT MARRIAGE IS BOUT DEAD

    PROBABLY. HOW MANY BLACK PEOPLE ARE GONNA COMMIT SUICIDE SHOULD

    THEY EVER GET DIVORCED? LOL.

  • Marisa

    I’m sure Mrs Obama wouldn’t be the first of her position to feel that way, because many of a women married to men with demanding jobs example military wives feel like that on occasion. I hope people don’t blow this up because hardly a blip was made when Condoleezza Rice in a 60 Minutes interview referred to George Bush as “her husband” and passed it off as a mistake. The interviewer didn’t even press and went on to the next question.

  • Chilecheese

    -_- And you ma’am should have several seats

  • Observer

    She’s has consulted lawyers 3x to divorce him, she consulted a divorce attorney in 2011! She’s not happy & in my humble opinion, he has a wandering eye. The camera has caught him checking out other women, he has a crush on the CA AG, he flirts hard with Beyonce & she with him. This marriage is either an open one like Bill & Hillary’s or she will want out at the end of his term. They are not happy together, he’s mentioned that she argues with him a lot. The marriage will not survive.

  • James Jones

    FLOTUS or FBMOTUS?

  • dbsm

    The reality is and always has been, regardless of a variety of employment situations within mother-father households, that WOMEN do MOST of the child care-taking. I don’t feel slighted at all by her “slip up” nor am I interested in speculated about her and the President’s marital situation.

  • A

    I don’t even think this was a slip-up. He is busy and if she doesn’t have a helping hand from her husband, then she (physically) feels single at the moment until he gets “home”. As in everything else that the first family does, it’s always blown out of proportion.

    I’m not saying they are a perfect. However, I just place them in my bracket as one of my longevity couples.

  • The Comment

    U are absolutely right! Stay @ home moms do feel single. You are left to raise the children on your own until the father comes home. If he is a traveling business man who is gone for days or weeks @ a time—the hell if you don’t feel single.

  • CHRISTINA

    ITS TRUE, BLACK PPL FOOLISHLY PLACE THEIR

    HOPES AND DREAMS IN FAMOUS BLACK COUPLES

    WILL AND JADA (MIND YOU WE ALL KNOW HOW THEY

    GET DOWN) JAY-Z AND BEYONCE….AAANNND OBAMA

    AND MICHELLE. ETC.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

    “FLOTUS or FBMOTUS?”

    That’s cold blooded, funny, but cold.

  • Emme

    Are you a close family friend of the Obamas or something? Why are you so sure you know what’s going on in their marriage? Or anyone else’s for that matter. I can’t imagine that you have any personal knowledge whatsoever of the all of the speculation you managed to cram into your comment. Please keep that in mind when you speak about someone else’s experience.

  • Sweetles

    Completely agree.

  • Kay

    Wow. Gleeful much? It’s as if you’re doing a jig in anticipation. I never wish heartache on anyone. But you know, I’m not in their lives, nor do I care to be really. Hopefully their relationship isn’t dead, but I can tell you as a married woman with a child, there were times when I felt like I was a single mother with a husband that sometimes worked crazy hours. And to be fair, parenting often falls more heavily on a woman’s shoulders than a man’s because of how our roles are socialized. Every marriage as its absolute highs and lows. But I will not be dancing gleefully if their marriage ends and neither should anyone else.

  • Shirl

    It’s okay to feel how you feel Mrs Obama. I’m sure that like a lot of fathers he is doing the very best that he can.

  • Ash

    Hardly a scandal….lol

  • The Artist

    It happens…I suppose when you have a husband whose job requires a ridiculous amount of rigor and stress 24/7, it’s possible to feel that way. I doubt he’s even around most days…running a country is not an easy task.

  • HeavnsGirl

    She misspoke. Have you not ever done that?

  • CHRISTINA

    NOBODY WAS BEING GLEEFUL. EXCUSE ME FOR

    NOT BEING A SHEEP. GUESS I SHOULD WORSHIP THE

    GROUND THEY WALK ON LIKE EVERY OTHER BLACK

    PERSON.

  • i mean

    In all seriousness, is your caps lock stuck?

  • ArabellaMichaela

    Honestly, I was taken aback by FLOTUS’s comment. I think there might be something subconscious going on there. I luv this couple, particularly FLOTUS. However, I do think the presidency has changed Obama. He is proving to be a major disappointment to many in the black community. He distances himself from blacks, has failed to appoint blacks to office, etc. I do think the power of the office has gone to Obama’s head. Something about him gives that impression. Further, adoration from women (black, white, and other) comes with his office, especially if you’re good looking and have swag (John Kennedy and Clinton, for example). It would be sad but not surprising if the marriage ends when his term in office does.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    I don’t get the big deal; married moms can feel like single moms too. Hell growing up my dad worked off-shore more times than not so basically my mom was raising us primarily. So I am sure she felt like a single mom at times despite being married. Though Michelle misspoke, I don’t think she said anything wrong or new that hasn’t been said.

  • shoSTOPPER

    she probably feels like that- her husband is the president

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Yawn…please take your dissertation somewhere else.

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