How Malia And Sasha Obama Really Felt About Quarantining With Their Parents

The year 2020 was a time of pause. The coronavirus pandemic redefined our relationships and how we connect with each other. Whether you quarantined with a friend or partner, family or alone, spending the year at home forced everyone to slow down and evaluate their priorities, while also freeing up the time that always seemed to escape us pre-pandemic. For a year, it seemed like the day-to-day distractions and noise disappeared, and left us with nothing but time to really get to know the people in our lives.

The forced intimacy of quarantining, especially when you were used to having your own space, impacted everyone differently. Many couples who rode out the pandemic together, per The New York Times, grew closer and strengthened their intimacy. Others decided they were better apart. But the pandemic didn't only affect romantic relationships. Families used the togetherness to reconnect, with some parents balancing working from home and creating memorable moments with their children, reports Refinery29. Quarantine even tested the biggest stars and public figures. Case in point: Malia and Sasha Obama had a lot of strong feelings about their time quarantining with their parents, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Malia and Sasha Obama grew tired of being with their parents

The Obamas' very tight-knit relationship is regularly documented. During their time in the White House, Michelle Obama made it her top priority to give her daughters a normal life, which included setting aside family time. But despite the Obama sisters' close relationship with their parents, life in quarantine came with its challenges. During a September 2020 appearance on TBS' talk show "Conan," Michelle revealed that her daughters were over being at home (via Tatler). "I think first our kids got a little sick of us, which was fine because we were pretty much sick of them," she shared with host Conan O'Brien.

She added that the summertime gave the family more time outdoors and the perfect excuse to create much needed distance. "And so the summer started happening, and then we could be outside a little bit more, and we came to the vineyard, where we still are, and so there's more room to roam around and that was good because it helped us break it up," she added on. "And now the kids are back in Zoom land classes. They're doing it remotely. And they're no longer thrilled about being with us."