WASHINGTON —First lady Michelle Obama disclosed on Wednesday that daughter Malia, who turned 16 on July 4, “just starteddriving.”
Earlier this year,President Barack Obama and the first lady said Malia, their oldest daughter, would be taking driving lessons. Mrs. Obama saidMalia was actually driving during a conversation she had with young patients at theSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital inMemphis, Tenn.
“I think in many ways I’m like any working mom,” Mrs. Obama told the children.
“I’ve got to make sure that I do my job and that I try to do it well, but I’ve got to make sure my girls are good. They’re going to school and I’ve got an open house to go totomorrownight, and I’ve got to make sure that — Malia just started driving —whew! I know, that’s scary. I’ve got to hang out with my husband. He needs attention, too. So it’s all a balance, just like your parents. It’s the same thing. So you just learn that rhythm. You got to do it and you’ve got to do it all well.”