• Sasha and Malia Obama's First Day of School

    The president-elect's children had a big day today. Yep, it was their first day at their new school, Sidwell Friends. How exciting!

    Sasha and Malia Obama will arrive at their new school today, protected from physical attack by the Secret Service but still being thrust into the global glare accorded to celebrities.

    Wow! That brings back memories. Do you remember your first day in a new school? Receiving a brand new shiny security detail so that it was safe to wander around the halls without being thrown into a locker or pushed down a flight of stairs?

    Oh, wait. I'm confusing memories with fantasies again. I don't think I ever got that security detail I petitioned for. And then the vice-principal poured chocolate pudding down my pants.

    The girls — aged 7 and 10 — who are already being spoken about as role models for a generation of African-American children, will be educated on separate campuses at the private Sidwell Friends School.

    Now, that's a memory. The first time I realized that I was going to be an icon for black kids everywhere I went.

    No, no, I'm sorry. I'm confusing "icon" with "target." My mistake.

    Come to think of it, I do believe I'm confusing "black kids" with "all kids."

    Sigh. So many memories.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, Sidwell Friends, Washington DC


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