London, November 12 : U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, apparently is the one who rules the roost when it comes to household affairs, or even handling the TV remote.
While the eldest male member is traditionally thought to be the natural leader of the family and its entertainment, the Obama family seemed to be under Michelle's control when she was seen sitting beside her husband on election night with the remote in her hand.
The balance of power between Barack and Michelle even became evident during the couple's recent visit to Washington, when the former stayed behind in the White House chit chatting with President George W. Bush, while his wife set off to visit local schools.
According to the Telegraph, recent reports even branded Michelle a "well-organised" woman who always carried two BlackBerrys with her, one for her work and one for the campaign.
The newspaper report says that Michelle will continue to serve as Vice President for Community and External Affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
She will also look after her daughters during her husband's tours, the paper adds.