Michelle Obama and her husband Barack Obama will leave for their two-week vacation with their daughters to Hawaii Friday. The first lady of the U.S. does not like to be anywhere else during Christmas other than her husband’s home state. Traveling with family and friends is a favorite holiday tradition to Hawaii for Michelle.

The first lady said the family trip dates back to more than two decades. She said the two-week vacation also includes an annual talent show with their large group of loved ones with poetry reading, music and dog tricks.

“Because it’s such an important tradition, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world,” she said. Michelle shared her holiday plans as she visited Children’s National Health System Monday. She was joined by family dogs Bo and Sunny as she read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” to the patients.  

When asked what she had bought for the president, the 51-year-old said he would not get anything interesting this year, but only some workout clothes. In a lighter vein, she asked the press not to disclose it to her husband.

The mother-of-two told that gifts for her teen daughters Malia and Sasha would be quite easy. She said that the girls wanted cash instead of presents that, so that Flotus could save her time and energy. “It will be some version of [money],” Michelle said.

The first lady added that along with the money, her daughters wanted their must-have holiday dish; mac and cheese. Also, Michelle said that both Bo and Sunny would get lots of toys and treats, in spite of being naughty sometimes. She admitted to the problem of Sunny pooping in the White House and added that they were working towards resolving it.

The Ivy League graduate also gave some advice when a girl asked her how she got into Harvard Law School. She told the girl that to get into the college one needed to read a lot of books, do home works regularly and listen to teachers and parents.

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