I can't believe what eight years did to the Obamas
Dr. Michael Roizen said in 2009 that his research concluded, “The typical president ages two years for every year they are in office.” His statement was qualified by Dr. James A. McCubbin who said, “Chronic stress can produce lots of wear and tear on the body. That is what we see in the changes in the appearance in the beginning and end of the presidency.” We’ve all been noticing that Barack Obama has been going gray lately, but the rest of his family has changed a lot more than that in the near-decade that they spent in the White House. See how this intriguing family has aged since Barack took office ten years ago!
Coming in after the new millennium, Sasha Obama was the youngest child to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr.. She was just eight years old when she moved into the White House, but she was eventually named one of the Most Influential Teens in 2014 by Time Magazine. She surely didn’t have a normal childhood, but it’s safe to say she turned out just fine. The famous daughter spent eight years watching her dad run in office while the world watched her grow up right in front of their own eyes.
We found out that Sasha isn’t actually her real name back in 2016 when some different news outlets reported that she was using her real name, Natasha, for a summer job she was holding on Martha’s Vineyard. It flew under the radar, but eventually it all came out for everyone to know.
Sasha was noticeably absent at her father’s Farewell Speech. She’s just 16 years old, and she had a big exam coming up at her private high school, Sidwell Friends. We’re unsure if she’ll continue to matriculate there or move out of D.C., but her future is definitely bright. Surprisingly, she was recently spotted hanging out with rap superstars Offset from Migos and also with Cardi B. Cardi and Offset were some of the biggest names at Washington’s Broccoli City Festival, and Sasha decided she’d probably fit right in with the stars. Nobody really knows what they were doing, but it was all over Twitter the second the pictures came out. Her birthday is coming up in June, so it will be interesting to see how Sasha’s life changes the closer she gets to being on her own.
Malia is an all-American girl born on the 4th of July, 1998. She was a large factor in deciding what kind of dog the family would get to take into the White House because of her many allergies. She was also named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teens in 2014. Before his inauguration, President Obama published an open letter to both of his daughters in Parade magazine. He described what he wants from the two, and he said he wanted them “to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world.”
Obama wanted the best for his two girls, and we’re pretty sure that’s what they’re getting.
Looking back, it’s hard to believe she was just ten years old when Barack first took office. Could you imagine the change in lifestyle for a girl so young? Perhaps more so than any other member of the Obama family, Malia truly grew up before the eyes of the world, and as she grew older, it was apparent just how much she took after her mother’s looks.