In a taped appearance on the Today Show Thursday morning, President Obama explained how he and Michelle would keep their daughters from getting a tattoo: threatening to get one of their own.
What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,” Obama said. “And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel.
The remarks were part of a broader interview that was taped to air last week, but this portion was left out because of the crush of news resulting from the Boston bombings.
Obama was also asked by Today show host Savannah Guthrie about Michelle’s recent slip of the tongue that she was a “single mom.” Obama noted that his busy schedule, particularly before he won the White House, has sometimes kept them apart for extended periods, saying, “there’s no doubt that there’ve been times where Michelle probably felt like a single mom.”
Here’s the interview that ran this morning: