Happy Father’s Day from the President of the United States! The POTUS shared a touching picture with his two daughters on his Twitter page on June 16, and spent the day with his family at Sasha’s dance recital!
The Obamas Spend Father’s Day At Sasha’s Dance Recital
The family man, joined by his wife Michelle Obama, 49, spent the special day at the Music Center at Strathmore, cheering on Sasha at her dance recital. The president was spotted with his arms around Malia, and joined closely by the First Lady outside of the Bethesda, Md. performing arts center.
The First Family Jets Off to Ireland
After supporting his oldest daughter Sasha at her dance recital, the First Family jetted off to Northern Ireland where the POTUS is set to attend the G8 summit. While the president was busy working, the women of the family visited the Republic.
The Obamas arrived at Aldergrove International Airport in Belfast in the morning of June 17, and have plans to visit Dublin’s Trinity College and explore archives documenting their Irish history.
President Obama Reminisces About Childhood, Lack of Father
On June 15, President Obama opened up about his personal experiences as a dad in his weekly address, and revealed how growing up without a father changed his life. He said in his weekly address:
This Sunday is Father’s Day, and so I wanted to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have — and that’s being a dad… But I still wish I had a dad who was not only around, but involved; another role model to teach me what my mom did her best to instill.
The president didn’t shy away from mixing politics with family in the new video, mentioning reforming child support laws and working with faith and other community organizations to encourage strong parenting.
“Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned along the way, it’s that all our personal successes shine a little less brightly if we fail at family. That’s what matters most,” he added.
What do YOU think of President Obama’s Father’s Day pic, HollyMoms? Isn’t it adorable?
— Lindsay Goldstein
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