Barack Obama was speaking during a recent appearance at a Michigan college, when he was reminded that his eldest daughter Malia will soon be leaving the White House to start a college career of her own.
He told the crowd at Maycomb County Community College via PEOPLE:
“Just yesterday, Malia started her first day of senior year. You know, I was sitting in her room because I was going to see her off her first day of school. She puts her head on my shoulder and she says, ‘Daddy, you know, you realize this is probably going to be the last time that you ever send me off for my first day of school.”
As the audience “awwed” in unison, Obama continued:
“And I started – I had to look away. I didn’t want to just be such a crybaby. It makes no sense. Michelle and I are way too young to have daughters who are both almost in college now. So as a parent, I was a little freaked out.”
Although Malia has been touring some of the most elite Ivy Leagues, such as Harvard, Tufts, Yale, and Stanford, no word yet on which school she’s going to attend.
SOURCE: PEOPLE | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty