In historic summit, first daughters meet at White House

Bouncing on bed commences!

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Published November 26, 2008 10:47PM (EST)

Here's a pre-Thanksgiving smile: the new first girls, Malia and Sasha Obama, got a little schooling from Barbara and Jenna Bush on ways to have fun at the White House on their recent visit there, according to first lady Laura Bush.

In an interview on "Good Morning America" Wednesday, the outgoing first lady revealed that Barbara and Jenna showed Malia and Sasha how to whoop it up White House-style: "It was fun for the girls to get to show them not only (their rooms), but the way the big cross hall can be an obstacle course for little kids to run up and down, and the solarium ramp that you can slide down on your bottom. So they showed them all the special tricks," she said, according to the Associated Press.

The Bush twins also encouraged the younger Obama girls to jump on a tall bed: "We usually put a step out for people to step into when they stay in that room. But instead the little girls did the running jump, and Barbara and Jenna of course aided and abetted that jumping," Laura Bush said.

In other Malia and Sasha news, their mother reportedly instructed the White House staff that the girls will still have to make their own beds, when they're living on Pennsylvania Avenue, just like they did back home.

Have a great Thanksgiving! 


Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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