Barron Trump, who hasn’t been seen in public in three months, looks like he has hit a growth spurt.
The 12-year-old is almost as tall as his 6-foot-2 father, President Trump.
The first family returned to the White House Sunday after their working vacation at the president's country club in New Jersey.
Barron was seen sporting a white polo shirt, khaki pants and New Balance sneakers, along with slicked-back hair. He will start school right after Labor Day in two weeks.
On Monday, the first lady took part in an anti-cyberbullying summit in Rockville, Maryland.
"In today's global society, social media is an inevitable part of our children's daily lives," Melania Trump said. "It can be used in many positive ways but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly. This is why Be Best chooses to focus on the importance of teaching our next generation how to conduct themselves safely and in a positive manner in an online setting."
Some speculated she may have been sending a not-too-subtle message to the president.
Her communications director debunked the notion soon after.
"She's addressed this before. She is well aware of the criticism, but that will not deter her from doing what she feels is right. I would hope most people in this country are proud that they have a strong and independent first lady who only has the best interests of children at heart — I know I am," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has published a story centering on Melania’s life in The White House. The article confirmed previous reports that she and the president sleep in separate bedrooms and stay in separate hotel suites when they travel.
The first lady returns to New York once a month to meet with a small trusted circle that includes her hairdresser and her sister, Ines, who lives in a Trump building on the Upper East Side in New York, according to the Times.
Ines is two years older than Melania and keeps a low profile.