Michelle Obama adapts to life in the “the real world”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama may look carefree now, but she says adjusting to life after the White House was hardly smooth for her — or the family’s pooches.

“Here I am in my new home, just me and [our dogs] Bo and Sunny, and I do a simple thing. I go downstairs and open the cabinet in my own kitchen — which you don’t do in the White House because there’s always somebody there going, ‘Let me get that. What do you want?’ . . . and I made myself toast,’’ Obama tells Oprah Winfrey in an interview for the December issue of Elle magazine.

“And then I took my toast and I walked out into my backyard . . . There were dogs barking in the distance, and I realized Bo and Sunny had really never heard neighbor dogs.

“They’re like, ‘What’s that?’ And I’m like, ‘Yep, we’re in the real world now, fellas.’”