During a co-hosting appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about what her daughters will miss most about life in the White House..She said
â€œItâ€™s really the people, â€œThink about it: The girls have grown up in the White House. I mean, the staff thatâ€™s there â€“ we see them every day. These are people who have helped us raise our kids. Theyâ€™ve loved us. Theyâ€™ve taken care of us. The minute we leave, thatâ€™s it.â€ â€œIâ€™m sure the girls will have a tough time,They think theyâ€™re ready, but when youâ€™ve grown up in a place â€¦ I mean, imagine: They wonâ€™t be able to knock on a door and say, â€˜Can I see my room?â€™ Thatâ€™s not gonna happen.â€
â€œWeâ€™re trying to have them step back and really appreciate the walk on the South Lawn, sitting on the Truman Balcony. I mean, we just want to keep creating some memories for them as well.â€
After the president leaves office in January, he and his family will remain in Washington, D.C., where 15-year-old Sasha will finish out high school. Malia, 18, will take a gap year before heading to Harvard in Fall 2017.
â€œIâ€™m proud of them theyâ€™ve really managed this so well,â€ the first lady said. â€œI mean, I just love them to death and the big thing Iâ€™ve always worried about was making sure that they got out of this whole. Iâ€™m just proud that they are poised, smart, intelligent young women.â€