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‘Obama and Jay-Z Swap Parenting Advice’



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From the Christian Science Monitor:

Then Jay-Z made the modern daddy announcement that really what he wanted to do was to stay home from work for a little bit and just soak up his baby girl. The moms out there swooned.

Still, during a recent interview with Cleveland, Ohio radio station Z1079, Mr. Obama said that he had told Jay-Z to make sure that he was doing his part to be a hands-on dad.

“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out and not just leaving it all to mom and the mother-in-law,” Obama said. This isn’t because the Dad-in-Chief — father of Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11 — has any worries about Jay-Z. It’s just what he talks about with his guy friends, he explained.

“I’ve gotten to know these guys over the past several years,” Obama said about Jay-Z and Beyonce. “We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends. We talk about kids, and they just had a new baby, they have a new daughter.”

Get that? They talk about “the same things.”

Like, how to coordinate six nannies?

Or the latest designer bedazzled” baby shoes?

Maybe they talked about the recent tragedy in Jay-Z’s life: losing the trademark war for “Blue Ivy?

Then there’s the $1700-per-night “maternity suite” where Blue Ivy was born. Does Obamacare cover that?

And with healthy eating in the news, I’m sure how Beyoncé lost her baby weight in record time with the help of a personal trainer must have come up in conversation.

But the important thing to take away from all of this is that Barack Obama is just a regular guy with regular friends who have a firm grasp of what the middle-class is going through.



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