Obama’s Jobs Include Running The Country, Offering Baby Raising Tips
President Barack Obama isn’t just the President of the United States. He is also a father of 2 young girls and just like every other experienced parent out here, an expert at doling out advice to new parents like when you are walking your newborn outside and an old grandmotherly type stops you to tell you that your baby really needs a sweater.
From The Daily Mail:
The Commander-in-Chief, speaking to Cleveland radio station Z107.9 on Friday, called the rap mogul and his superstar wife Beyonce ‘good friends’ and dished on what the first couple and the showbiz powerpair talk about when they spend time together.
‘They’re good people. They’re unbelievably successful but they really are down to earth folks. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls, who are big Beyonce fans. They’re good friends. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends.’
‘We talk about kids, they just had a new baby, they have a new daughter. I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out and not leaving it all with Beyonce and the mother-in-law.’
My little brain is trying super hard to understand how this conversation went down. What do you say if you are a multi-million dollar rap mogul and the most powerful man in the United States offers you baby-raising advice? Was Jay Z all “Yes sir, of course sir” or did he simply tell Obama “Listen, I know how to raise my own kid!” like I’ve told my mom a million times when she tells me that I should let my kid stay up late on school nights? Presidents! They can mommy shame along with the best of us!
All evidence suggests that Jay Z is a very involved dad to little Blue Ivy, with strong opinions on the type of little girl he wants to raise. From US magazine:
Baby Blue, however, “doesn’t have to be tough,” the proud dad says. “She has to love herself, she has to know who she is, she has to be respectful, and be a moral person.”
That all sounds like great wishes for any parent to want for their daughter. I wonder if Obama offered Jay Z any additional advice, like the best laundry detergent for removing spit-up stains and what homemade baby foods freeze well and how long Beyonce should be expected to breast feed? Some of us just have to rely on the well-meaning advice of total strangers. Not all of us can receive parenting advice from the President!