Every family goes through a big adjustment when moving. The President (and his family, most of the time) are not exempt from that adjustment. Moving into a place dubbed The People’s House is daunting. Making it even more difficult is the fact that it is really only temporary. Making a home among all that history would leave anyone off balance at the very least.
Read what Lady Bird Johnson had to say about it in A White House Diary.
Here is a great round-up of some of the accounts of life in the White House from Lapham’s Quarterly.