Working for mom can be fun when you are 5-years-old. Mariah Carey tells Kevin Frazier of ET that she employed her children to establish their work ethic.
“They work for me now,” Mariah reveals. “I had to give them jobs.”
Why would you give Kindergarten-aged children employment, though? “I’m trying to instill a work ethic,” Carey explains. “I don’t want them to think since they’re my kids and they … that they can just get whatever they want; do whatever they want.”
Although she’s firm about discipline, Mariah is not a hard taskmaster. “I started saying, ‘OK look, guys, here’s what we’re going to do, you’re going to help out, maybe clean a couple of things,'” Carey shares. “I don’t expect it to be done properly,” the singer admits.