Michelle Obama on conversations with her daughters: 'Me and Barack, we can't get a word in'
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE recounted what the Obama family dinner table experience looks like while appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, saying that her two daughters dominate the conversation.

"Me and Barack, me can't get a word in edge-wise," she said, joking that Sasha and Malia are nonstop chatter. "And we like it like that."


Obama, who worked on children's initiatives as first lady, said she and the former president have always made an effort to encourage the girls to be vocal about their thoughts from early on.

She hopes she's taught them that "who they are right now is enough," she said, adding, "We want to hear their thoughts and their opinions."

Obama said the dinner banter is where the confidence in the power of their voice began.

Obama made the comments while discussing the new version of her best-selling memoir, "Becoming," which has been adapted for young readers ages 10 and up.

"I hope that as you’re reading my story, you’ll also think about your own — because it’s the most beautiful gift you’ll ever have," Obama wrote in the new version's introduction.