Kelly Clarkson Told Her Kids That 'Mommy and Daddy' Made Their Easter Baskets — Not a Bunny

Brianne Tracy

Kelly Clarkson thinks it’s high time that parents start getting credit where it’s due.

The Voice coach, 36, was honest with her younger kids — daughter River, 4, and son Remington, 3 — about the fact that she and husband Brandon Blackstock, 42, were responsible for their Easter baskets (and not the Easter Bunny!), but it led her to believe that she “may not have done [the holiday] right.”

“Even my nanny came in this morning and was like, ‘What did the Easter Bunny bring?’ And I was like, ‘Wait what?'” Clarkson tells PEOPLE. “I kind of just was like, ‘Mommy and daddy did these for you.’ I knew my mom always did it — maybe don’t show this to children.”

“I thought Easter was for us,” she continues. “Sometimes I’m tired of giving credit to non-existent things. Like I’m very busy, and I took the time to shop at Target and put this all together. I did this — no bunny! They got chocolate, so they’re fine.” 

Kelly Clarkson and her kids, River and Remington | Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort

After opening the baskets and doing an egg hunt, Clarkson says she then spent some time in the studio working on her new album.

“I don’t get many days to actually work on my record,” she says. “So yeah, I had to work on Easter. Jesus didn’t mind, he told me.”

Clarkson also shared her Easter plans to Twitter on Sunday, writing in a Tweet, “Yoga, coffee, easter baskets, egg hunt, breakfast with the little kiddos & hubby, & now I’m off to the studio to work on the new album! Happy Easter y’all!! ]]>🐣💁🏼🐣💁🏼