Michelle Obama accidentally calls herself ‘busy single mother’

In an interview Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama mistakenly called herself a "busy single mother" before quickly correcting herself.

Obama was discussing her efforts to promote healthy eating and her anti-obesity "Let's Move" campaign.

"Believe me, as a busy single mother -- or, I shouldn't say 'single' -- as a busy mother," Obama told WCAX, a CBS affiliate in Burlington, Vt. "You know, when you've got the husband who's president, it can feel a little single, but he's there," she joked.

"But as a busy working mom, and before coming to the White House, I was in that position as well -- working, driving kids to practice, not having enough time to shop or cook, not having the energy," she added. While resources were not a problem for her family, she said, time was.

Students from Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Vermont came to Washington Thursday to plant vegetables in the White House garden.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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