During an interview with NBC recently, President Barack Obama acknowledged that his wife Michelle has made many more career sacrifices  than he has and added that men sometimes need to be reminded of the sacrifices women often make for their families.
"There's no doubt that our family, like a lot of families out there, were ones in which the men are still a little obtuse about this stuff," Obama told NBC. “. . . Five years ago, six years ago, though, we were having a lot of negotiations. Because Michelle was trying to figure out, okay, if the kids get sick why is it that she's the one who has to take time off of her job to go pick them up from school, as opposed to me? If, you know, the girls need to shop for clothes. You know, why is it that it's her burden and not mine?” (October 2009)