Speaking of limits, just because the eldest Obama daughter was treated to elaborate birthday celebrations doesn't mean she was spoiled. In fact, while she and her sister did "sorta, kinda" get an allowance, it wasn't much, and it came with responsibilities. Malia's father told People, "Originally, we were giving her a dollar a week as long as she did all her chores. It turns out that she's been doing her chores even without prompting from the allowance, which makes me feel guilty that she's been carrying on her end of the bargain and I haven't been as consistent."
And if you thought those chores ended once they got into the White House, you'd be mistaken. According to The New York Times, moving into the White House didn't change some things at all, with the Obama daughters still getting in bed at 8 p.m. (at least in that first year in the White House) and still being required to make their own beds and clean their own rooms.
Malia's father told Barbara Walters on ABC News that while his daughters are special to him and their mother, "they're not special, you know in terms of having to do their homework or having to do chores." Her mother added, "That was the first thing I said to some of the staff when I did my visit. Don't make their beds. Make mine." While she may have said it with a laugh, we're pretty sure she wasn't joking.