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10 Sweet Malia and Sasha Obama Sibling Moments That Sisters Can Relate To

Cynthia Rita
Aug 02, 2019
12:00 A.M.

We saw Malia and Sasha Obama on Election Night 2008 when their lives forever changed. We've seen them grow into lovely young ladies. Here are 10 times the Obama girls showed that they're basically you and your sister.

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When Barack Obama won the presidential election in 2008, his daughters Malia and Sasha were just 10 and 7. For the next 8 years, we got to witness these young girls mature into beautiful young women, unique in their mannerisms but identical in their love for each other and their parents.

Barack and Michelle Obama with their daughter Malia and Sasha in The White House l Source: Instagram l Pete Souza 44

Barack and Michelle Obama with their daughter Malia and Sasha in The White House l Source: Instagram l Pete Souza 44

During that time, not once did we see the First Daughters in front of a microphone giving an interview or making remarks. This was a very intentional move on their parents’ part. Though they are public figures, Barack and Michelle kept their childhood pretty private, and as normal as it could possibly be in the White House.

Like Malia learning how to drive when she was 16 (the Secret Service taught her because her parents couldn’t for security reasons). And having to make their own beds and clean their own rooms. “They have to learn these things,” Michelle once told ABC News.

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President Obama with Sasha and Malia at the 2015 turkey pardon ceremony in the White House Rose Garden l Source: Getty Images

President Obama with Sasha and Malia at the 2015 turkey pardon ceremony in the White House Rose Garden l Source: Getty Images

SISTER, SISTER!

The girls are now back to life in the general public and are living their best lives. Malia is in Harvard and is rumored to be dating a strapping British lad named Rory Farquharson. This year Sasha attended her senior prom and graduated from the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

But we miss them so much! Take a walk down memory lane with us and check out these all-time cute photos of Malia and Sasha that prove they’re basically you and your sister.

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1. When You Have To Endure Dad’s Lecture

Even though Barack was probably lecturing the nation, Malia and Sasha still had to be there for it. And they both look understandably bored and couldn’t wait for it to be over.

Barack Obama with daughters Malia and Sasha reading "Sylvester and The Magic Pebble" l Source: Twitter l Desus Nice

Barack Obama with daughters Malia and Sasha reading "Sylvester and The Magic Pebble" l Source: Twitter l Desus Nice

2. When You Flip Through The Pages of A Book Before You Buy It

Okay, so Malia and Sasha were probably in a library and checking out this book with their dad. But haven’t you ever skimmed the pages of a book you are thinking of buying so that you get a feel of it? We thought so!

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3. When You Take the Time to Hang Out With Dad and Catch Up on Some TV

While Barack and his girls were not catching up on “How I Met Your Mother” but were actually watching Michelle give her speech at the Democratic National Convention, it’s good to see that the girls enjoy spending time with their dad.

4. When Your Sister Photobombs the Photo You’re Trying To Take

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Sasha was busy trying to get a pic of her parents smooching but Malia was like, “Nah!”

5. When You and Your Sister Take a Selfie and Make a Duck Face (Naturally)

Because when you’re at an event that you can’t leave, what else is there to do?

Malia and Sasha Obama at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2015 l Source: Twitter l The Hill

Malia and Sasha Obama at the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2015 l Source: Twitter l The Hill

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6. When You Share A Joke

We don’t know what made these two laugh so hard at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2015, but we’re sure it was that much funnier because it was shared with a sister.

Malia and Sasha Obama look on during a ceremony presenting the Medal of Freedom to Vice-President Joe Biden at the State Dining room of the White House on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC l Source: Getty Images

Malia and Sasha Obama look on during a ceremony presenting the Medal of Freedom to Vice-President Joe Biden at the State Dining room of the White House on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC l Source: Getty Images

7. When You’re Both Thinking, “What Did She Just Say?!”

Who is the poor person who got a double Obama withering stare? Vice-President Joe Biden was receiving the Medal of Freedom when the sisters were captured looking at something/someone off-camera. Whatever was going on, both sisters were clearly in agreement over their distaste.

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8. When You Share an Umbrella to Keep Your Hair Dry

Only your sister can understand that your hair should not get wet. And she’ll make sure she’s got your back.

Sasha Obama meets Ryan Reynolds at the State Dinner held in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2016 l Source: Twitter l BuzzFeed

Sasha Obama meets Ryan Reynolds at the State Dinner held in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2016 l Source: Twitter l BuzzFeed

9. When Your Sister is The Ultimate Wingwoman

Malia thumbs upping her little sister as she meets hottie Ryan Reynolds is pure gold.

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10. When Your Sister Is There For All Your Special Moments

Malia had to get a photo with her sister as she headed off to her senior prom. Sidebar: how unbelievably gorgeous is Sasha?!

“MAKE MISTAKES – YOU’RE ALLOWED TO”

As Malia and Sasha prepared to leave the White House after 8 years, they got valuable advice from an unexpected source. Barbara and Jenna Bush, daughters of former President George W. Bush, wrote an open letter to the Obama sisters.

This was more than timely, as they more than anyone understood what it was like to grow up in a bubble and have to transition to normal life.

President Barack Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha at the State Dinner held in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2016 l Source: Getty Images

President Barack Obama, wife Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha at the State Dinner held in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 10, 2016 l Source: Getty Images

“You have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the White House,” said Barbara and Jenna in the letter published in Time. “As always, they [Barack and Michelle] will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we."

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