Michelle Obama Thinks Having Kids Ruined Her Career ‘Aspirations’
Michelle Obama reveals in a new Netflix documentary that having children was a ‘concession’ she had to make that forced her to give up her ‘aspirations and dreams.’
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder. Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama said in her newly-released Netflix documentary Becoming that having children was a “concession” that cost her “aspirations and dreams.”
Obama made the remarks while talking about her desire to become “equal” to her husband, President Barack Obama.
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“My relationship with Barack was all about our equal partnership,” Obama recalled. “If I was going to have a unique voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was going to be his equal.”
However, the birth of their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, “changed” the course of the couple’s relationship.
“The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder,” the first lady explained. “Something had to give and it was my aspirations and dreams.”
“I made that concession not because he said ‘you have to quit your job,’ but it felt like ‘I can’t do all of this so I have to tone down my aspirations, I have to dial it back,’” she added. More
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Is this her pitch to become Joe Biden’s vice president? No thanks, Michelle you and your husband almost destroyed our country once already.
Thank God I had a mother for whom I was part of her dreams, not an impediment to them.
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What’s more important to a parent than their children? There’s nothing more rewarding than being a parent.
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