“People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more 'normal' than it's ever been," Obama wrote, noting he and his wife work to make "blocks of family time that are sacrosanct."
One of those blocks starts at 6:30 p.m., when Obama heads to the dinner table with his family.
Obama said he's "already dreading that empty seat at the table table when Malia goes off to school next fall." Obama has spoken before about his emotions over his oldest daughter going off to college, telling a graduating class in July 2014 he was "trying to get used to not choking up and crying and embarrassing her."
"For as long as possible, I’m going to enjoy every minute of finally having us all together under one roof," Obama wrote in More.
Read more at More magazine.