Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on Teenage Daughters Malia and Sasha: “They’re Ready to Get out of the Nest”

Being a First Daughter is hard work!

As their time in office comes to an end, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have revealed their two daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, claim they’re ready to take on the world by themselves!

“They’re ready to get out of the nest. We don’t think they’re ready, but they certainly think they’re ready,” the President of the US told People in a new interview. “The fact that their parents’ house is the White House may add to it. But Malia’s going off to college. She’s a grown woman.”

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Barack, Michelle, Malia and Sasha in 2009.

“She’s still a baby,” Michelle added of her firstborn. Malia will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 after taking a gap year.

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Even though the sisters are anxious to move on, the past eight years they’ve spent in the White House will never be forgotten.

“There’s a sentimentality about this place, that they’ve had so many amazing experiences, and the staff are part of the family,” Barack continued. “It is different for them than for most kids in that when they leave, they won’t be able to come back home. Malia’s spoken about how she regrets the fact that she won’t have that home base in the same way.”

Click through the gallery below to see how grown up Malia and Sasha are today!