December 13th, 2010
05:37 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – A new hot tub was one of the many gift suggestions given to first lady Michelle Obama today after she read to young patients at Children’s National Medical Center.
Mrs. Obama read “The Night Before Christmas” to the group and then took questions from the audience, including what she would be giving the president for Christmas. The first lady jokingly replied that she couldn't tell because it would no longer be a secret and she still had to figure out which list President Obama is on.
"I’m not going to tell you because it’s going to be in the paper tomorrow, and then he’s going to read it, and then it won’t be a surprise," she said. "But first I have to see whether he’s been naughty or nice. I’ve been trying to figure that out."
At one point she asked the kids for Christmas gift ideas for the president. Their responses: candy, a watch, a new suit, and a new hot tub.