US President Barack Obama`s daughters find him embarrassing

Updated: Jan 15, 2012, 08:20 AM IST

London: Though her father may be the US president, Malia Obama finds her father Barack very embarrassing, her mother Michelle has said.

For 13-year-old Malia and eight-year-old Sasha, parent-teacher conferences are the worst because of their father`s highly conspicuous motorcade, the US first lady said in an interview with CBS.

Michelle said that like any children, theirs find their parents "not cool", the Daily Mail reported.

When asked by the host whether the children ever get embarrassed by their parents, the 47-year-old Michelle said that apart from finding her singing and dancing "cringe-inducing", Malia and Sasha especially do not like their parents visiting their school.

"They don`t really want us to come to school, especially the president, because when he comes for a parent-teacher conference, it`s a motorcade," she said.

"The other day, Malia was like, `Oh no, is dad coming? Is he bringing all those cars? Really it`s like the other day I think they almost hit my teacher`," she said.

The girls also do not like to use the White House movie theatre and go to public cinemas.

"I`m like, `We have that movie here` and they`re like `I don`t care`," said Michelle.

"My kids are like any children -- anything we do is not cool. They will go in the other direction," she said.

The first lady said she was looking forward to her daughters dating and getting excited about meeting boys they like.

Malia has her own cell phone that she uses to "reach out to friends", but her contacts list is restricted and the calls are monitored.