Michelle Obama is still adjusting to Malia, 24 and Sasha 21 being grown up. “on their own.” The former first lady made her appearance on Nov. 14. “The Today Show” Her forthcoming book will be promoted “The Light We Carry,” And she was proud about her girls. She even dished about how they’re handling adulthood, recalling when the two — who are now roommates — invited her and her husband, former president Barack Obama, over for cocktails.

“They were like, ‘Ah, ah, ah, use a coaster!’ And I’m like, ‘You never used a coaster in my house.'”

“We were like, ‘OK, let’s see what this is going to be like,'” Michelle made a joke on the talk show. “The first thing they did — well, the martinis were a little weak. I don’t think they knew what it really was. But when we got the glasses, they were like, ‘Ah, ah, ah, use a coaster!’ And I’m like, ‘You never used a coaster in my house.'”

The Obamas have come far since their days at the White House. Michelle has written two books since her departure in 2017. Her 2018 memoir is a bestseller. “Becoming,” The Netflix documentary was inspired by her. Barack published his book, titled “Blazer’s Book of 2020” in 2020. “A Promised Land” Malia, who graduated from Harvard University in 2021, joined the writers’ room to produce a Prime Video series by Donald Glover. Sasha, who transferred from the University of Michigan, is currently studying at the University of Southern California.

The family returned to the White House in September for the unveiling ceremony of Barack and Michelle’s history-making official portraits — which are the first to feature a Black president and first lady.

Michelle is proud of Michelle Obama’s many achievements. “without a doubt” She is most proud of the way her daughters have raised her. “are each other’s best friends.”

“There was a period of time when they couldn’t stand each other, and I said, ‘You wait,'” She explained about Sasha and Malia’s bond. “‘You are going to wake up one day, and you’re going to look over at that other person, and you’re going to know that you two share something very unique,’ especially given what they’ve been through. And to see them in that place where they’re one another’s support systems and they’ve got each other’s backs, it just, ah! It’s the thing a mother would want.”

Michelle also remembered the backlash she received when she first entered The White House. She stated that her first job had been being an administrator. “mom-in-chief.” She continued: “If I couldn’t raise my children, make sure they got through that experience whole, how could I help anybody else?” Michelle’s journey to motherhood is just one topic she covers in her new book. It will be available Nov. 15.