From NBC's John Yang
Moving from one city to another with school-aged children can be complicated. And when you're about to be President of the United States, it's really complicated.
President-elect and Michelle Obama raised the possibility of moving into Blair House, the presidential guest house across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, in time for their daughters, Sasha and Malia, to start school on time when classes resume at Sidwell Friends on Jan. 5.
Schedulers checked and found that there were events and guests that could not be displaced in Blair House before Jan. 15--the date presidents-elect are traditionally invited to move in and which has been on the Blair House schedule for sometime now, according to White House officials.
A snub from the current President to the President-elect?
Not really, according to Obama transition officials.
"The Bushes have been extremely accommodating to the Obama family's needs and the entire process has been smooth and friendly," one told NBC News, speaking anonymously because the discussions about the family's transition are considered private. Said another: "It's just the way things happen. We understand -- it's no big deal."
So what are the Obama's plans? They're being worked out, the officials said. They won't comment on the timetable for the move from Chicago to Washington in order to preserve Sasha and Malia's privacy.