Dear Malia and Sasha
I know that you‘ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail.
Going to picnics and parades and state fairseating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn't let you have.
But I also know that it hasn't always been easy for you and Mom and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy it doesn't make up for all the time we've been apart.
I know how much I've missed these past two years and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.
When I was a young man I thought life was all about me—about how I'd make my way in the world become successful and get the things I want.
But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day.
And suddenly all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours.
And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours.
In the end， girls， that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.
And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure.
I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know.
And I am grateful every day for your patience poise grace and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the Whitehouse.
Here a Christmas gift for you.
I hope you will like your Christmas surprise.
I knew you like building different castles with your wood blocks.
I have seen them. They were excellent.
I’m very proud of you.
So I decided to make you more new blocks.
Use your imagination to build more castles.
Share your gift with your little sister Wendy.
Don’t be selfish boy.
You are a big and nice boy now.
You need to take care of little sister Wendy for Mommy when Mommy has things to do.
Mommy and Daddy need your help.
Please don’t turn your back on them.
I know you can do it.You are a great boy.
Wendy often makes troubles for you .
Please forgave her, still, she's your younger sister and you should help her.
Remember, don’t be a cry-baby.You cried too often without good reason.
You are big enough.
Think of ways to solve your problems.
Now that you're growing up you must learn to stand on your own two feet.
Sleep on your own. dress yourself, learn to eat with chopsticks.
I love you.
Merry Christmas and Happer New Year!
Your dear Santa Claus
How are you doing?
When you are reading this letter, I have been in Kunming for just wanting to have a good rest. You know, I have been feeling so tired these months.
Maybe you are so surprised why your old Dad wrote to you in English. We are all man, so we can not communicate with each other like girls. I admire Mom; she can chat with you like young girl very often. I want to express myself like her, but I can not. But I really want to tell you from the bottom of my heart, you are a handsome and wise boy. Mom and I are all proud of you. When you called mom and told her that you got a good scores on Chinese examination this time. At that time, I was just beside her, I was so happy to hear the good news.
Congratulations on getting good one!
We all believe in you, we all believe that you have been taking a step for you dream. What a great changing you are! You can make it if you keep on doing like this. We are all waiting for your good news.
Now you should know why I wrote to you in English. At first, I want you to translate this letter into Chinese and then send to me, Let me see how about your English. You see, it’s not enough to only finish homework your English teacher asked you to do, as I told you very often, You should have a detail plan in your heart how to improve your English ,especially English vocabulary by reading, reciting and learn them by your heart. That’s the reason why I wrote to you in English this time. In the other hand, it might help you to understand it’s one of the most important methods is to apply English into real situations.
Mom and I are confident that you can realize your dream. We are all sure that you are more confident to go to the US to study!
You can do it!
We all believe in you!