During her time as first lady, Michelle Obama has taken pleasure in bossing Americans around and telling them what they can and cannot feed their children.
Michelle may pretend to be the perfect eater who always eats healthy, but this week she confessed that she has actually been an incredibly unhealthy eater in her past. Here’s what she had to say, according to Yahoo News:
“Too often, we as women work so hard to take care of everyone in our families and manage everything at our jobs, and we forget to pay attention to ourselves. In fact, our own health is often our very last priority—that last item on the to-do list that we never quite get around to.
“That used to be the case in my own life. I remember back when our older daughter was born, and I was exhausted, struggling with all those late-night feedings and diaper changes while trying to manage my own career and support Barack’s career. Back then, I was barely able to take a shower every day, let alone get to the gym. And one day, my mother sat me down and told me, ‘Michelle, you cannot be there for everyone else if you’re not there for yourself.’ Like usual, she was right. And while, like many women—and men—I’ve struggled to find the right balance, I try to make sure that my own health and wellbeing is up there at the top of the list along with my family’s.”
In fact, Michelle Obama was such a bad mother to her girls that she confessed that a pediatrician had to step in and order her to get her act together.
“Back when I was a busy working mom living in Chicago, Barack and I didn’t always make the best nutrition choices. We were a little too dependent on our microwave and the local takeout places. It got to the point where our pediatrician pulled me aside and urged me to make some changes for the sake of our daughters’ health. That was a real wakeup call for us, so we started making some simple changes that made a big impact: cooking at home more, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking more water. And we could really feel the effects on our bodies. ”
I’ve had my share of problems as a parent, but I’ve never had a doctor step in and tell me I need to raise my kids better…That is NOT good, Michelle!
You would think that someone with such a negative past as Michelle’s would be more understanding to her fellow parents, but she’s not at all. Clearly, Michelle Obama is the last person who should be telling people how to raise their children. Focus on your own kids first, Mrs. Obama!