Britney Spears’ son thinks he’s “much more clever” than she is.
The ‘Piece of Me’ hitmaker has kids Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden, nine, with ex-husband Kevin Federline and though she loves to help her younger boy with his homework, her oldest child never wants her input as he doesn’t think she can be of much assistance.
She said: “I sit and do drawings with Jayden – he’s really good at it and I’m horrible.
“I do his homework with him, too, which I love.
“Jayden lets me help him, which Sean Preston never will. He’s such a smarty-pants and thinks he’s so much more clever than me. I let him think that, but he is actually pretty cool.”
And the 34-year-old singer has had her musical horizons broadened by her oldest son too.
She told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine: “We talk a lot about music. He’s introduced me to some great people like Alvin Harris and Skrillex. If you listen, kids can teach you so much.”
Britney’s sons have seen her perform at her Las Vegas residency, and though they think the show is “amazing”, she insists they’re not particularly impressed by her pop career.
She said: “Of course my kids have seen the show. They think it’s amazing.
“They completely understand the person I am on stage is an act and it’s not Mom.
“When I’m home it’s like, ‘Hey, can we go to the park?’ I don’t think they think I’m in any way special. They just think that’s my job.”
Britney credits her sons for making her more “accepting” of herself.
She said: “Southern girls can be very hard on themselves because you are expected to act in a certain way, you are expected to please people.
“And then I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.
“Becoming a mother and being with my boys has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever. That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.”