One of the more endearing qualities about President Barack and Michelle Obama is that they seem like an everyday married couple. And if juggling marriage, parenting and work isn’t easy for us regular folks, it sure isn’t a walk in the park for the President of the United States and the First Lady.

Mrs. Obama made a slip-up during a recent interview which revealed that parenting while leading the nation is just as hard as it sounds. She accidentally refers to herself as a “busy single mother” (at the 3:15 mark) before clarifying: “Or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother. Sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who is president, it can feel a little single. But he’s there.”

It’s understandable that Mrs. O might feel alone sometimes when the demands of the presidency preclude her husband from being present in their home life as much as he’d like to. I believe that’s the impetus for her slip-up and it’s not an indication that there’s trouble in paradise as some publications are insinuating.

They’re human just like the rest of us and I’m sure they are doing the best they can in their present circumstances to balance their professional and familial responsibilities. It really isn’t our place to judge, especially based on one slip-up that could be blown out of proportion.

Watch the interview below:

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What do you think of Michelle Obama’s slip-up, Clutchettes?


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  • HeavnsGirl

    She misspoke. Have you not ever done that?

  • ArabellaMichaela

    Honestly, I was taken aback by FLOTUS’s comment. I think there might be something subconscious going on there. I luv this couple, particularly FLOTUS. However, I do think the presidency has changed Obama. He is proving to be a major disappointment to many in the black community. He distances himself from blacks, has failed to appoint blacks to office, etc. I do think the power of the office has gone to Obama’s head. Something about him gives that impression. Further, adoration from women (black, white, and other) comes with his office, especially if you’re good looking and have swag (John Kennedy and Clinton, for example). It would be sad but not surprising if the marriage ends when his term in office does.

    • Love.tweet.joi

      I would not be surprised at all.

  • I don’t get the big deal; married moms can feel like single moms too. Hell growing up my dad worked off-shore more times than not so basically my mom was raising us primarily. So I am sure she felt like a single mom at times despite being married. Though Michelle misspoke, I don’t think she said anything wrong or new that hasn’t been said.

    • Yawn…please take your dissertation somewhere else.

  • shoSTOPPER

    she probably feels like that- her husband is the president