- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama told “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” co-hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa that Sundays for the first family have become more about napping, downtime and family time than about church or godly worship.

She made the comments in response to a question from the co-hosts during the Easter Egg Roll at the White House, when they asked for a description of a typical Obama family Sunday, Breitbart reported.

Mrs. Obama said: “We try to go to church as much as possible, but when the kids get older, you know, Sunday is some kind of practice, rehearsal, birthday party, you know. So getting us all together on a Sunday is becoming more difficult now that the girls are getting older. But if we’re not going to church, we really try to use Sunday as family downtime where we can kind of breathe and catch up and maybe take a little nap every now and then if we’re not working.”

Mr. Strahan followed up, Breitbart reported: “So if it’s not Easter and it’s a typical Sunday, I could picture you guys lounging around here and napping.”

And Mrs. Obama: “Yes, the Truman balcony which is right up here is the one place we can go which is sort of like our backyard and you have a great view of the Washington Monument. We spend a lot of time when the weather’s warm on the Truman balcony hanging out.”