Trump Family Moves Into White House, Son Instantly Makes Headlines By Shattering 50 Year Custom
LifeAspire Staff 6/14/2017
Over the weekend, Barron and Melania Trump moved into the White House. In just one day, 11-year-old Barron has already broken a White House tradition that had stayed strong for the past 50 years.
Four months after President Donald Trump's term began, his wife and son arrived to join him and live at the White House. The two had stayed back in New York to allow Barron to complete his school year.
First Lady Melania had commuted between New York and Washington, D.C., to attend special events and photography occasions, like the Easter Egg Roll and state dinners. She didn't want their son to transfer schools mid-year. Yet, now that they've made the transition, the family couldn't be more excited. Melania posted on social media:
"Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home!"
But upon stepping across the threshold of the White House, Barron made history. He became the first boy to live in the White House in more than 50 years since JFK.
John F. Kennedy Jr. lived at the White House until his father's assassination in 1963, which fell three days before JFK's third birthday. Now that Barron is officially living in the White House, he will switch and attend the private St. Andrew's Episcopal School as a sixth grader this fall. It's located just outside Washington, D.C., in Potomac, Maryland.
But until then, Barron has the summer to explore the White House, which boasts its own bowling alley, a movie theater and a swimming pool. Other first children have occupied their time at the White House by engaging in all sorts of fun activities one might not expect at the official presidential home.
They've roller skated down hallways like Amy Carter who also frolicked in a tree house. Caroline Kennedy had a pony named Macaroni and Quentin Roosevelt had a pony, too.
Susan Ford hosted her own senior prom in the East Room at the White House. Malia and Sasha Obama joined their dad during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardons and Malia celebrated her Sweet 16 on the South Lawn with a concert featuring Pitbull.
Hopefully, Barron will have as normal of a childhood as he can growing up in the White House and in the public eye. America welcomes Barron and Melania Trump to the White House and wishes them well in their new surroundings.
Sources: Today, Today FB Image Credit: Twitter/Melania Trump