But I think many of us are overlooking who is really going to bring change to the White House! And indeed, will also change the way other countries have seen the USA for years.
What am I talking about? I'm talking about those two cute little girls that come along with the presidential package for the next 4-8 years!
I happen to have a 10 year old myself, and even tho mine is a boy, I've had two girls that have been ages 7 and 10 before, so I am talking from an experienced point of view-except, of course, I haven't had ambassadors and world leaders to my home(other than my royal kitty, Jazz!).
Envision with me:
Can you see President Obama in a very important meeting with a room full of world leaders, and Malia and Sasha sneak off to that end of the White House, standing in the hallway, elbowing each other and giggling, one daring the other to "do it!". While Mr. President is facing the men, with his back to the door, suddenly all heads look past him. He turns just in time to see two little heads poking out from one side, tongues stuck out and thumbs in ears while waving fingers at the men who are keeping their daddy company.
Of course, this could solve a lot of problems! World peace? Absolutely! Now bring Michelle and those little girls in here and let's have cookies and milk! This is WAY more fun than war!
Or let's imagine that Queen Elizabeth is here, and upon entering the White House, her shoe sticks to the floor. The First Lady says, "Oh dear, I'm so sorry.....gummy bears!", as she reaches down to scrape the remainder off the floor.
What would the Queen do? Do you think she would take a deep breath, clutch her purse a little tighter, and walk down the hall to the livingroom, as if nothing happened? Or, do you think she might chuckle and say, "Oh don't worry about it! William and Harry used to do the same thing! Let me tell you about the time Margaret Thatcher came over and the boys put a whoopie cushion in her seat!....."
Will they slide down the banisters? When they think no one is looking, will they jump on the beds?
I hope the media is kind to these little girls, and allows them to be just that-little girls. I also hope that the President and First Lady will share a few eye-rolling moments with us, so we can enjoy their children too. :)