Presidential Perks for Sasha & Malia Obama

Presidential Perks for Sasha & Malia Obama
Sasha (left) and Malia Obama
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11/08/2008 AT 10:40 AM EST

The perks of being the President's daughters? For Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, life at the White House is sure to be a wonderland!

Besides the all-weather tennis court on the South Lawn and the grand piano on the second floor, they will have their own pastry shop, swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater – complete with a popcorn cart.

The White House also comes with a staff of ushers and pastry chefs to ensure birthday parties will never be the same. They plan slumber parties and scavenger hunts that no Supermom can hope to rival.

What's not to like?

Michelle Obama’s house rules Рmake your bed, clear the table, set your own alarm clock Рperhaps.

"Her rules reign," retired White House Chief Usher Gary J. Walters says. But, former White House Social Secretary Capricia Marshall, who served under the Clintons, says the girls can expect to be pampered. "When a day hasn't gone right, the butlers will make sure you have your favorite dessert."

Then there's that puppy dad promised. If the girls don't feel like cleaning up after it, the ushers will make sure it gets walked.

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