During a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson promoted her children’s book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, and dished on family life with husband Brandon Blackstock and their two children: daughter River Rose, 2, and son Remington “Remy” Alexander, 5 months.
“She’s a terrorist,” Clarkson joked about her toddler. “She’s so bossy. She can be the most loveable human and then just … mean.”
As it turns out, DeGeneres got a glimpse of her daughter’s assertiveness.
“I said, ‘Are you River? I’m Ellen’ and she goes, ‘Sit,’ ” DeGeneres said of their backstage conversation. “Like you’re a dog,” Clarkson joked.
Not to mention her latest movie obsession.
“She went from Finding Nemo to Jurassic Park,” admitted Clarkson. “I know, judge me. It’s fine.”
After seeing dinosaurs in various museums, River Rose became obsessed with the prehistoric creatures.
“I was like, ‘This is too old … So I’ll just play it real quick and she’ll be like, ‘No!’ ” Clarkson shared. “Seen all of ’em. She loves ’em. When people are being attacked, she literally laughs and is like ‘Ahhh!’ I don’t know what that says about her here [pointing to her heart] … or here [pointing to her head].”
The American Idol alum, 34, was sure to defend her parenting style.
“I’m a good mother,” she laughed. “It’s just, she loves [the movies] and she’s not scared. I think we teach them fear. She doesn’t know to be scared. She thinks they’re playing.”
Does River Rose enjoy sharing mom’s attention with her new baby brother?
“She doesn’t like that,” she said about the times the singer is holding her son. “She is so jealous of that moment, but she loves him. She loves feeding him and she loves — I’m such a mom, I’m so boring.”
While she loves raising her babies and her husband’s two children for his previous marriage, the Piece of Me singer said they’re done with having kids.
“No, not kids. I thought you meant books! Ah! My husband full on just had a heart attack. No,” she said of expanding their family further. “We have four because I married into two. So we have a 15-, 9-, 2[-year-old] and 5-month-old … I already have days where I cry, so we don’t need any more kids. It’s a lot.”
That same day, Clarkson appeared on TODAY and continued her conversation about motherhood.
“I’ve never felt more confident or more like a woman,” Clarkson said. “Because the amount of things that I accomplish in a day — I’m gonna say it — it’s astonishing … We do everything, though. I feel like moms, we’re just amazing humans. I literally tell my mom all the time, ‘I’m sorry,’ because I just didn’t respect that enough … It’s a hard job.”