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Dec132010

First Lady Obama Takes Gift Suggestions for POTUS from Kids

File Photo Courtesy - The White House | Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama on Monday wouldn’t divulge any secrets as to what she is getting her husband for Christmas, but took a few suggestions from kids during her annual visit to the Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

“I’m not going to tell you because it’s going to be in the paper tomorrow, and then he’s going to read it, and then it won’t be a surprise.  But first I have to see whether he’s been naughty or nice.  I’ve been trying to figure that out,” Mrs. Obama joked.

The children suggested everything from a watch to a suit to a bell to an ornament to candy to a “new” hot tub as options for gifts to give the commander-in-chief.

“You think he’s got an old hot tub?” she laughed back.

There were also suggestions for what to get Bo, the Obama’s family dog. The first lady said that her daughters Malia and Sasha are the ones responsible for shopping for Bo.

The first lady was asked what was on her wish list to Santa this year.

“I didn’t ask for anything in particular.  One of the biggest gifts I got this year was -- we got it this morning.  We signed an important law that helps make the school lunches more healthy.  And that was my big Christmas wish."

The visit to the Children's Hospital in Northwest D.C. is a tradition that the White House says dates back to first lady Bess Truman.  Mrs. Obama toured the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where she met with patients, families, doctors, nurses and support staff before meeting with children.

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