I loved basically every second of Obama's victory speech, but one of my absolute favorite moments was when 11-year-old Sasha tugged at her father's sleeve and whispered in his ear, reminding him to turn around and wave at the people behind him (who, of course, responded by cheering even louder).
It was sweet and cute and poignant, but it was so much more, really. Because in that brief exchange, President Obama and Sasha showed the world precisely what a healthy father/daughter relationship looks like: A mutual admiration society with a strong foundation in respect.
The fact that Sasha noticed the crowd was in need of some presidential attention and gave her dad a nudge -- in front of millions of people -- tells us that she's a thoughtful, caring girl who has been raised to feel like what she has to say is worthwhile. Like her opinion matters. The fact that President Obama took his 11-year-old daughter's advice without hesitation tells us that he has never, ever made his children feel small or unimportant as people. Which leads me to another one of my absolute favorite moments from the speech -- when Presdient Obama spoke these words:
"Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes, you're growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom ... and I am so proud of you guys."
Awww. ICYMI, check out Sasha's helpful hint in this clip:
Now tell me ...
Do you think Sasha Obama and her dad have a great relationship?
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