President Barack Obama sat down with Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America" to talk, among other things, about fatherhood.
In just a couple of weeks, Malia will turn 13, but her dad seems totally at ease, saying:
Malia and Sasha, for whatever reasons, and I think Michelle gets the lion's share of the credit, they're smart, they're funny, but most importantly, they're kind, they're respectful, they're responsible, they're well-behaved. I could not ask for better kids. I'm not anticipating complete mayhem for the next four or five years, but, I understand teenage-hood is complicated. I should also point out that I have men with guns that surround them, often. And a great incentive for running for reelection is that means they never get in a car with a boy who had a beer. And that's a pretty good thing.
On what might happen if a potential suitor for Malia came knocking:
It's a little intimidating. I might invite him over to the Oval Office, ask him for his GPA, find out what his intentions are in terms of career. (Laughs) Malia and Sasha, if you're watching this, I'm just joking.
What if the president had two sons instead of two daughters?
I've got friends with boys. It is absolutely true boys are different from girls. Not all of them, but, generally speaking, girls are just much more social, whereas my friends with boys, suddenly they're fighting for a second, then next thing you know they're laughing and off playing. You know, they're like tiger cubs or something. I'm sure there are pleasures for parents of either. I don't mind having girls, though.
Has he ever considered having a son?
You know, you act as though this is a decision of mine. This really isn't. As Michelle points out, I did not carry ten pounds in my belly. I think Michelle's general view is, we're done.
WATCH (the fun starts around 2:30):