In case, after yesterday’s flood of #TBTs on Instagram, you needed one more thing to highlight how quickly time flies by and make you feel older than you already do, Malia and Sasha Obama attended their very first state dinner on Thursday night at the White House, causing us all to reflect on how exactly these two girls have transformed into elegant young women before our eyes.
Delivering his opening remarks, President Obama became emotional when speaking about his daughters, saying, “When I was first elected to this office, Malia was just 10 and Sasha was 7. And they grow up too fast. Now Malia is going off to college … And I’m starting to choke up.”
Thankfully, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was honored at the dinner, was able to add a little levity to the situation. As the son of a former Canadian prime minister himself, he praised the President’s daughters for their poise and fortitude while growing up in the spotlight.