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The Obama Girls Will Get Presidential Perks, But at a Price

Malia and Sasha Obama have already been promised a puppy by their president-elect papa, Barack, and as America's first daughters, we're sure many luxuries will be afforded to them. But every slumber party thrown at the White House comes with a price says a recent CNN article — the girls will grow up in the public eye and under the watch of their parents and the Secret Service. The piece discussed the media scrutiny and antics that long haunted past presidential kids. To see what they are known for,

. It said:

Theodore Roosevelt's children used to like to drop water balloons on foreign dignitaries, Wead said. They also let their pet snake slither around the White House dining room.

John F. Kennedy Jr. was known for hiding under his father's Oval Office desk. His older sister, Caroline, had a pony who romped untethered around the White House grounds.

President Abraham Lincoln's youngest son, Thomas, used to startle everyone in the building by making all the White House bells ring at one time.

These tidbits make me think the walls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are alive with childhood history.

Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
Right on, Pinky Pink:) 8 years!:)
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
those are funny stories. and wadewifey, i hope it's more like the next 8 years. :)
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
You know, I think it'll be cute to have little kids in the White House again :) ... Obama's kids, Rahm Emanuel's kids, ... and I think Biden has grandkids right? I'm sure they'll show up too :) To me they seem like well adjusted, well behaved kids. I think their parents understand the gravity of the situation and will respond accordingly.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Caroline Kennedy is a great example of white house kids turning out ok. I've never heard any scandals with her. With a mommy like Michelle and their grandmother down the hall they will live a comfortable 4 years.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I think they will be fine. In the interview they seemed unfazed, well-adjusted, intelligent and polite. Yes they will have their picture taken but I still think they will be fine.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
you cant check your childhood in at the white house door!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
these types of antics are what make kids kids! i'm happy these children were able to have a "normal" childhood of playing games and pranks and angering their parents sometimes ;) of course they will grow up in the public eye but with caring parents to be there for them, they should be just fine and can hopefully take advantage of the priviledge this will afford them...just look at chelsea clinton...well educated and successful as a result of her father's status and opportunities afforded to her
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