"...I do think it's legitimate to ask what she is doing with her time as she is spending public money." And it's legitimate to be horrid when asking it? "Maybe as a guide people should look at a typical day for a mother who may have more than one child, holds down a full time job and doesn't have home help." I guess you forgot we were talking about a busy week for a FLOTUS, not about a typical day for mother who may well be a poor worn out working class single-mum scrubbie who doesn't have the energy to do any travelling even if she could afford it. Trust you to deflect. As I understand it, this FLOTUS who never trained for the political life is having to juggle many different things to do that cannot be organized as a routine day, requiring a whole range of different skillsets, which she must be prepared to use in different parts of the country, always fresh and up to the task. And, she also has her own small business to oversee, not to mention her child who she needs to spend time with. In small and largely thankless ways she has absorbed duties traditionally done by hiring professionals who would have been paid with federal funds. Because she doesn't have a life as bad as other women, your criticism is: Melania has a platform to do some good but chooses not to use it. Go figure.