The Dream’s Unique Parenting Quotes

Just in time for post-Father’s Day, Essence interviews The Dream. You can read the whole interview here, but hear what he has to say about child-rearing.

ESSENCE.com: How are Christina and baby Violet?
THE-DREAM: Violet is great, I just saw her last night. She’s three months and one week old with a definite personality. I think she’s going to be a sassy talker. Right now, she’s just long, fat and looks like me. I know Christina hates it because she’s looking at the baby like “Where am I? I did all the work for nine months!”

ESSENCE.com: Do you help Christina out when you’re home?
THE-DREAM: I don’t because my “helping out” turns into expectations. I’ll get Violet on a late night maybe one or two times, but after that, no. If Christina’s tired, call the nanny, call Violet’s granny. We got people.

ESSENCE.com: Has Violet met her sister, Navy, your daughter from your previous marriage to singer, Nivea?
THE-DREAM: Navy, who’s five years old, hasn’t seen Violet yet because Christina’s been working in Los Angeles, but that’ll change for the BET Awards later this month. I may bring Navy to Los Angeles with me. She’s also full of personality, right now she’s all about herself.

ESSENCE.com: You’ve joked that you’ve stopped buying Christina gifts, and are giving them all to Violet. Still true?
THE-DREAM: Definitely. I just opened two trust funds for Violet. When my children get to a certain age they should be taken care of even though the economy is crazy right now. Most of us are just trying to hold on and handle the everyday bills. But just in case, I like having something there for my family because people in this business make a lot of money and can lose it all.

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