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Malia and Sasha Obama Have Lax Rules at Grandma's House

Malia and Sasha Obama Have Lax Rules at Grandma's House

The first daughters aren't much different than most kids. They have one set of rules at home with their parents and another when they are visiting grandma. Michelle Obama's mama, Marian Robinson, 72, who looked after her grandchildren while President Barack Obama and his wife were on the campaign trail, said she abides by their rules in their house. The famous granny said:

"I follow the rules at Michelle's house. At my house, they're my rules. (Laughs.) I know Michelle is strict ... When I'm at their house, the girls are doing all the stuff their mother has told them to do, there's not much left for me to do! But when they're at my house, they don't have to scrape the dishes – and they get to watch TV."

Contrary to all the talk, Marian also noted that she wouldn't be talking up permanent residence in the White House. Do your children enjoy more lax rules when they are with their grandparents?

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verily verily 8 years
My parents were never very strict. My maternal grandparents are the same way. My paternal grandmother was quite strict and we definitely had to be a lot more mindful, mind our ma'ams and sirs, and less rambunctious at her place.
snow-flake snow-flake 8 years
My grandmother was like that too!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I like her too. Both my mother and mother-in-law have their own rules. My mom tries to butt in more at my house but she's getting better.
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
My Mom is very lax with the rules at her how. But when I am with her she does a lot of butting in and telling the kids what to do while I'm trying to tell them what to do.
keiren63 keiren63 8 years
When I read the full quotes from her, I was pretty impressed that she says that she keeps her opinions to herself...that she lets her kids make their decisions on what they do. That she doesn't assume that her way is the right way and she wouldn't want them to replicate any of her mistakes. Like this woman!
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