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    Michelle Obama Gave Ellen DeGeneres An Update On What Her Family's Been Doing During This Quarantine

    "We're just happy that we're together."

    As we are now well aware, Ellen DeGeneres is quite bored staying indoors during this period of social distancing and she's been cold-calling celeb friends like Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, and John Legend, to name a few.

    Well, today she took things to the next level and called up Michelle Obama — and we got to listen to a five-minute-long conversation between the two of them.

    Let me break it all down. First, Ellen waited for Michelle to pick up, and the hold music was extremely elegant:

    Then, Michelle answered and said "Hey, you!" Ellen asked how the Obamas are keeping busy during this time, and here's what she said:

    Michelle: "We're just trying to structure our days. Everybody's home, the girls are back because colleges are now online. They're off in their respective rooms doing their online classes. I think Barack is — I don't know where he is. He was on the phone on a conference call….We're just trying to keep a routine going, but we've also got a little Netflix and chillin' happening."

    After some chitchat with Ellen and Portia (who was filming), Michelle went on to talk about this unprecedented time that we're living through:

    Michelle: "This is like no other time in history, particularly for our kids who are so used to being occupied and stimulated all the time. And now we're — there's some good and bad that goes with it. I feel for all the folks…who are going to suffer because of what's going to happen to the economy and we have to be mindful about what we're going to do to support those folks when this quarantine is over and people are looking at what's left of their businesses and their lives and that is a negative."

    Michelle also explained how she and her family are trying to keep positive during this time:

    Michelle: "On the positive side, I know for us, it's forced us to continue to sit down with each other, have real conversations, really ask questions and figure out how to keep ourselves occupied without just TV or computers. It's a good exercise in reminding us that we just don't need a lot of the stuff that we have. When times are bad, having each other, having your health — we can do with a lot less and I think that's an important lesson that I want my kids to understand…be grateful for what you have and be ready to share it…Now we're just happy that we're together. That everybody is healthy and safe. Who cares about the other stuff?"

    Finally, Ellen and Michelle challenged each other to a Zoom plank contest sometime soon as a charity event — I, for one, would watch it!


    More of this type of social distancing content, please!