Despite being the
laziest busiest man on the planet, Big Guy found time this holiday season to make a very special Christmas card. It’s especially for those of you who still don’t believe he is a Christian despite all those Sundays he spent in Reverend Wright’s pews.
This should seal the deal for you.
Now, before we all head off to join family and friends, I feel compelled to report on something Lady M said in the interview with Bab’s last night – in case you were too busy to enjoy it. Normally I would just let this slide on the eve of such a wondrous day, butt I know everyone else is going to be all over it, so I want you to hear it here first.
In a random act of honesty – no doubt prompted by the Christmas spirit - Lady M explained why she feels being selfish serves everyone best: (and by “everyone” I mean Lady M)
Barbara Walters, ABC News: "Mrs. Obama, you've recently said something that I thought was very interesting for other women to hear. You said 'you put your own self highest on your priority list.' That sounds selfish?"
Michelle Obama: "No, no, it's practical. It's something that I found I needed to do for quite some time, even before the presidency. And I found it other women, in similar situated balancing career family, trying to do it all and a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we're so busy caring for everyone else. And one of the things that I want to model for my girls is investing in themselves as much as they invest in others."
Walters: "So what do you do?"
Obama: "Make sure I get my exercise in so I work out as much as he works out."
Walters: "I hear more."
Obama: "I do now. He's been busier. Spending time with girlfriends. Going out. You know, pulling in people in my life who give me strength and joy."
So there you have it: Lady M’s secret for achieving schtrength and joy: a little “me” time. And we’re getting a little over $4 million worth of “me time” this holiday season. So on behalf of Lady M, I’d like to extend her “thanks” to all of you who still have jobs and have so thoughtfully contributed to her “schtrength and joy.”
God bless us, everyone. And stay schtrong!
UPDATE: ALOHA, LITTLE DRUMMER BOY: PA-RUMP-PA-PA-PUM