Malia Obama is learning that being part of the first family means you sometimes just don’t get to relax and enjoy that tropical vacation, aka your dad’s historic trip to Cuba.
Malia Obama actually worked this trip as President Obama’s Spanish translator.
Pete Souza, official White House Photographer, has widely documented the Obama’s trip to Cuba on Instagram.
On Monday he posted this shot, which was captioned, “The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana.”
Working girl! Malia Obama must be pretty good to translate for the president.
With only a few months left in President Obama’s term as the Commander in Chief, many are wondering just what Sasha and Malia Obama will do after they vacate the White House.
Former special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and author of the book All the Presidents’ Children, Doug Wead, says he thinks they’ll do just fine.
He said of growing up as a first kid, “They all struggle, as you and I do, as all of us do, with establishing a separate identity from their parents. That whole process becomes complicated and corrupted by the extreme celebrity of the mom and dad. In any given moment, half of the country admires your mom and dad and half of them hates them. And that will always be.”
However, Wead says it is thanks to the Obamas’ parenting skills that Sasha and Malia Obama will be successful.
He said, “You really have to credit the Obamas as great parents, whatever your politics or your views of government.”
He added, “I think they’ll be beloved by the nation, honored by the nation. There’s just genuine bipartisan admiration for them.”
What do you think will be next for Sasha and Malia Obama?