The former Second Lady is just mom at home.
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Dr. Jill Biden: Potential First Lady, college professor… and amateur prankster? That's the tea spilled by a couple of Biden grandkids during this week's Democratic National Convention in a hilarious story about the woman they say is definitely "not your average grandmother."
That reveal came during a biographical video that aired before Dr. Biden's stirring speech at the DNC. The video features family members, staffers and her famous husband sharing insights into Biden as a person, not just a political figure. It's a bit of tearjerker at times, delving into the tragic events of Joe Biden's life before he met Jill. A senator at the time, he lost his wife and baby daughter in a car accident that left him a single dad to two young boys. The former Vice-President shared that it was love at first sight, but that it was his little boys who eventually demanded he marry Jill.
"She put us back together. She gave me back my life. She gave us back a family," the former VP said, with Dr. Biden adding, "We don't use the term step-mother," as she's just "mom."
After that emotional backstory, granddaughter Naomi Biden offers up an amazing moment of comic relief. Alongside her cousin Natalie, the teen reveals that her grandmother is a bit of a prankster. "She's very mischievous," Naomi says. "When she goes on a run, sometimes she'll find like a dead snake and she'll pick it up and put it in a bag and she'll use it to scare someone." It's a ridiculously funny moment and we only wish the girls had given us even more details on what other tricks grandma Jill has pulled on unsuspecting family members. "That's classic Jill," former Chief of Staff Cathy Russell says, so you know it wasn't a one-time thing.
But Biden's love of teaching is no laughing matter. For her keynote at the DNC, she spoke from a classroom at Brandywine High School in Delaware, where she taught English from 1991 to 1993. When she was Second Lady she kept working, teaching English at Northern Virginia Community College while her husband was Vice President.
If Joe Biden becomes President, Dr. Biden says she will continue to teach.
"I would love to. If we get to the White House, I'm going to continue to teach," she said in an interview with CBS. "I want people to value teachers and know their contributions and to lift up the profession."
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