Michelle O: If It's Not Easter Sunday Service, 'We Could Be Lounging and Napping'

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | April 25, 2014 | 2:12 PM EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama said on "Live with Kelly and Michael" that, for the Obamas, Sundays are often for "lounging and napping" rather than going to church.

The interview, held on Monday along with the White House's Easter Egg Roll, started off awkwardly when Michelle joined in the audience applause after her introduction.

"You don't have to clap for yourself," Strahan said. He then asked how the first family spent Easter.

Michelle used Monday's Easter egg roll to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign, so her reply seems a little off-key: "We sat around really full because we ate too much. It was successful. We were full."

Strahan asked if they have any family Easter traditions, and Michelle replied that since they've been in the White House, they definitely try to go to church every Easter, but the family has other things to do most Sundays.

"We try to go to church as much as possible, but when the kids get older, you know, Sunday is some kind of practice, rehearsal, birthday party, you know. So getting us all together, on a Sunday, is becoming more difficult now that the girls are getting older. But if we're not going to church, we really try to use Sunday as family downtime where we can kind of breathe and catch up and maybe take a little nap every now and then if we're not working."

"So if it's not Easter, and it's a typical Sunday, I could picture you guys just around here just lounging and napping?" Strahan asked.

"We could be lounging and napping-or something like that. The Truman balcony, which is right up here, is the one place we can go which is sort of like our backyard and you have a great view of the Washington Monument. We spend a lot of time when the weather's warm on the Truman balcony hanging out."

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