Single Mother of the Untied States?
First lady Michelle Obama mistakenly called herself a “busy single mother” in an interview on Thursday with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, before quickly catching herself and identifying instead as “busy working mom.”
Discussing the struggle many parents face in balancing work and home life, the first lady reached for an empathetic tone, beginning, “Believe me, as a busy single mother…or, I shouldn’t say ‘single’ – as a busy mother…”
She seemed to catch her flub almost immediately. “You know, when you’ve got the husband who’s president, it can feel a little single, but he’s there,” she clarified of her husband, President Barack Obama.
“And as a busy working mom, and before coming to the White House, I was in that position as well – working, driving kids to practice, not having enough time to shop or cook, not having the energy,” she added.
I’ve gotta go with Big MO on this one. She might be legally married and reside in the same place as her husband, but she’s been a virtual single mom for at least 8 years now. I’m guessing that a few years after he leaves office they will make the split official.