Washington, Jul 24: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has revealed that he gives his daughter 1 dollar allowance a week as a reward for completing all her chores - a way he keeps his family organized.
In an interview, Obama revealed how he and his wife Michelle raise their two daughters girls, 10-year-old daughter Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, in the public eye. The couple said that they never bring birthday presents for their girls, for hundreds of dollars are spent on a birthday parties, movie tickets, pizza and popcorn."That sleepover is enough. We want to teach some limits to them. And their friends bring over presents," People quoted him, as saying.
Besides this, the politician also revealed that he gives his daughter only 1 dollar allowance a week as long as she does all her chores.
"I'm out of town all the time, so Malia will say, "Hey, you owe me 10 weeks!" ... Originally, we were giving her a dollar a week as long as she did all her chores," he said.
"It turns out that she's been doing her chores even without prompting from the allowance, which makes me feel guilty that she's been carrying on her end of the bargain and I haven't been as consistent," he added.