Michelle Obama Slips, Says She’s ‘Single Mother’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama slipped up in a local TV interview Thursday and accidentally called herself a “single mother.”

“Believe me, as a busy single mother -- or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother.  Sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who is president, it can feel a little single.  But he’s there,” Mrs. Obama told Vermont CBS affiliate WCAX.

“But as a busy working mom, and before coming to the White House, I was in that position, you know, as well.  Working, driving kids to practice, not having enough time to shop or cook, not having the energy, you know, the resources weren’t the issue but time and energy is key,” she added.

On Thursday, the first lady planted a new spring vegetable garden at the White House with groups of school children.  President Obama was wrapping up the second day of his fundraising swing through California.

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