April 28th, 2011
06:58 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN)–With thousands of parents across the country taking their children to work Thursday, it was no different for employees at the White House as First lady Michelle Obama welcomed the children of Executive Office employees to the White House for ‘Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’.
Appearing in the East Room, Mrs. Obama wasted no time with opening statements, and immediately opened up the forum to questions with her guests quizzing her about everything from her job, to her favorite sports teams, and life with Bo, the family’s Portugese Water Dog.
“When you have kids, we do what you do so that becomes our favorite thing,” she said as she described her favorite things to do with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, which included going to their soccer and lacrosse games. She said tennis was “without a doubt” her favorite sport, but that she enjoyed basketball as well.
Obama said it was “shocking” to her when her husband was elected president, but was excited “not just for us, but for all of you,” after the nation elected its first African American president.
“You guys are funny,” Mrs. Obama said as she spent a few moments shaking hands and talking with the children as she left. “I would stay here all day actually, but they won’t let me.”