“My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun.
We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.”
“The best part of being a dad is — he does this smile thing, when he sees me sometimes. I’m used to Gen kind of holding him, so I’ll get behind Gen, and I’ll have my face over here over her shoulder and I’ll be like ‘Where’s your daddy?’ and I’ll walk to the other side … he kind of just goes from one side to the other, and he always does this smile, where he can’t make noise … and then he just bangs his head into Gen because he gets so excited he can’t do anything, and it’s the cutest — it really melts me.” [x]