Obama Kids Get Away With Nothing

"Kids thrive on order," President says

By Asha Beh
|  Saturday, Jun 20, 2009  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
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Obama Kids Get Away With Nothing

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"And after you tend to the garden, make sure to feed the dog..."

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You'd think living in the White House would come with certain perks, like someone else making your bed. But not with Papa Obama around.

"Malia and Sasha, they have to make their beds," the U.S. President told CBS News' Harry Smith, in an interview to air on Father's Day. "They have to walk the dog. They have to feed the dog. They have to do their homework. They don't watch TV during the week."

Sasha, 8, and Malia, 10, moved into the White House with their parents in January. Bo the dog became part of the family a bit later.

The president is making a prominent effort to promote responsible fatherhood. He says part of his job as a dad is to give his daughters structure.

As the president put it: "Kids thrive on order."

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