By Kyle Balluck - 10/26/12 10:07 AM EDT
First lady Michelle Obama shared details of life inside the White House during an appearance early Friday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
When asked if life is boring for her daughters, she shared some advice that President Obama gave their daughters before speaking at the Democratic National Convention: “Just look like you’re listening to me.”
When asked if they did listen to their father’s address, the first lady said, “Barely.”
The discussion also touched on Halloween plans. The Obamas will host thousands of children from area schools at the White House.
“There are times of the year when candy is good,” she said, adding that the couple’s younger daughter, Sasha, will go trick-or-treating this year.
Asked by host Kimmel if she could spend an hour being a “regular person," she said she’d “walk down the street, go to CVS, go shop, go buy my toiletries — I’d pay money, get a receipt, then sit on a park bench and watch people.”
The first lady shared her support for early voting, saying, “Not everyone has time to vote,” noting that you never know what might come up on Election Day. She appeared in a skit, rousing a sleeping voter from bed with a bullhorn.
Before bringing out the first lady, Kimmel joked about Secret Service presence in the studio and said he hoped no one in the audience brought candy, because the anti-obesity advocate would be able to “smell it” on them.
On Thursday, the first lady spoke to approximately 250 people at a fundraiser for the president at the Calabasas, Calif., home of Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I want to take the time to let you all know that your support, the checks that you have written, the prayers that you have sent, the work that you have done — that has made the difference every step of the way,” she said.
“It means that we’ve got today — today we’ve got hundreds of field offices and thousands of staff and volunteers in those key battleground states. … We’re on the airwaves. We’ve set up phone banks across the country. We’re reaching millions of voters every single day. And all of you made that possible.”
The first lady will appear at a campaign event in San Diego on Friday before traveling to Denver to speak to supporters.