First Daughter Sasha Obama didn't get to laze around the White House this summer ahead of her sophomore year of high school — she got a job. The Boston Herald exclusively reported Wednesday that Sasha, 15, has recently been working at Nancy's Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
"It’s pretty random," one employee told the Herald.
The seafood joint on Martha's Vineyard is a regular snack stop for the Obamas, so Sasha's been helping out there ahead of their two-week vacation. Her parents are set to arrive Saturday and stay through Aug. 21, according to the Vineyard Gazette.
In the meantime, Sasha has been working morning takeout shifts at the restaurant, even wearing khakis and a ballcap in keeping with the uniform. She's been going by "Natasha" and being guarded by multiple Secret Service agents. "We were wondering why there were six people helping this girl, but then we found out who it was," another worker told the Herald.
But she's not the only First Kid to have to work while her dad runs the country.
Sasha's sister, Malia Obama, helped out on the HBO show "Girls" last year, and before that, she was a production assistant on the short-lived Halle Berry series "Extant." "She helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take," an anonymous source told the Wrap at the time.
Former President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager took a job at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. while her dad was in office in 2004, eventually teaching third grade there. "She was a fantastic first-year teacher," executive director Linda R. Moore told Education Week in 2006.
While George H. W. Bush was in office, George W. Bush was a general manager of the Texas Rangers baseball team. He joined the team in 1989. "Bush [became] the public face of the team, while co-general partner Rusty Rose [assumed] control over the financial side," ESPN wrote.
President Ronald Reagan's son, Ron Reagan, studied at and later became part of the senior company of the Joffrey Ballet in the 1980s. The younger Reagan left the company in 1983, citing a desire to retire and "pursue other interests," the New York Times reported.
Jimmy Carter's son Jack Carter was a lawyer when his dad took office. In 1978, he got into the grain elevator business. "It was something that was sort of made for me," he told the Jimmy Carter Library as part of a 2003 oral history project. "I mean, I threw away three years of law school, but I loved commodities markets."
Helen Taft Manning, the daughter of former President William Taft, served as social hostess in the White House when her mom had a stroke in 1909. "The primary family member who helped re-teach her mother to speak properly, Helen Taft greatly influenced the First Lady," according to her bio on the National First Ladies' Library website.
President Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln joined the Army under General Ulysses S. Grant in February 1865, just months before the end of the Civil War and his father's assassination, according to AbrahamLincolnOnline.org. He was criticized for not fighting sooner, causing his dad to defend him, saying, "He is not a shirker — if fault there be it is mine, I have insisted that he should stay in college a little longer as I think an educated man can serve his country with more intelligent purpose than an ignoramus."
John Quincy Adams, son of second President John Adams, became minister to Prussia in 1797, according to the Miller Center. His father had appointed him. George Washington once called the younger Adams "the most valuable public character we have abroad."