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Michelle Obama's Mother Gives A Rare Interview About Her Life In The White House: "I Was Worried About My Grandkids"

Date November 20, 2018 10:46

Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, moved to Washington with the Obamas, after her son-in-law took the office. She did everything possible to help Michelle and Barack, as she could only imagine how busy they were at that time.

Together with Michelle Obama, Marian Robinson discussed the adjustment to life at the White House while at the CBS This Morning show.

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When Barack Obama was elected as the U.S. President, the first reaction of Marian Robinson was fear. She said:

I was worried about their safety. I was worried about my grandkids.

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The woman also revealed that it was not easy to get adjusted to a completely new life. Nevertheless, she managed to implement some minor changes that would make her feel like at home. For example, she was doing the laundry by herself. Marian Robinson said:

It was a huge adjustment. As a matter of fact, I had talked [the White House staff] into allowing me to do my own laundry.

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Moreover, she decided to teach her grandkids to be independent too. She was giving laundry classes to girls. Michelle Obama said:

She taught the girls how to do their laundry. They would go upstairs for laundry lessons. They learned how to use the machine.

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Marian has always been a role model for her daughter, and her support was much more valuable than any amount of money. Marian gave her the feeling of safety, which meant so much. Michelle Obama once said:

There is just a sense of security that allows you to take risks. People think that it comes from wealth or generations of access and success, but it doesn't. The security of your parents’ love really gives you the foundation to think that you can fly. And then you do.

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Michelle uses her mother's advice to raise her daughters. As reported by CNBC, Michelle Obama claims Marian Robinson is the one who made her the woman and the mother she is today:

The mother that I am today is a direct result of Marian Robinson. My mom is one of the smartest people with just plain old common sense. The thing she always said that I do remember is that, she told me and my brother, 'I wasn't raising children. I was raising adults. '

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Marian Robinson proved to be a loving and devoted grandmother, who is always ready to do everything possible to help her family. What an example to be followed!

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