Michelle Obama Says She & Barack Obama Have Been ‘Netflix & Chillin’ During Quarantine
Michelle Obama got a call from daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and they both have clearly been feeling the pain of being stuck in the house for an unknown amount of time.
Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle Obama how they were doing, and FLOTUS said,
“Everybody’s home. The girls are back… they’re off in their respective rooms doing their online classes. I think Barack is… I don’t know where he is. He was on the phone… We’re just trying to keep a routine going, but we also got a little Netflix and chill happening.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 23, 2020
She went on to joke that she shouldn’t have been so happy that their daughters, Sasha and Malia had moved out of the house for college because now they’re back thanks to a mandated quarantine and colleges shutting down.
“The positive side, I know for us, it’s forced us to continue to sit down with each other, have real conversations, really ask questions, and figure out how to keep ourselves occupied without just TV and computers. It’s a good exercise in reminding us that we just don’t need a lot of the stuff that we have.”
“When times are bad, having each other, having your health, we can do with a lot less. And I think that’s an important lesson that I want my kids to understand. Be grateful for what you have and be ready to share it when the time comes.”
Michelle Obama later posted how much her conversation with Ellen DeGeneres meant.
“Thanks for the call, Ellen!
Always brightens my day to get a call from my friend Ellen, especially on this rainy Monday at home. Practicing social distancing can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to mean feeling isolated and alone. When I start getting a little restless, I know that picking up the phone and calling a loved one can do wonders to calm my mood and lift my spirits. How are you staying connected to your friends and family? Tell me in the comments below! #StayAtHome@theellenshow“
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