Raising a child is very tiring – Janet Jackson
‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ hitmaker Janet Jackson has revealed she had a menagerie of animals, including a giraffe, when she was growing up and it was her job to feed them.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said: “We had so many animals growing up. We had fawn, Mouflon sheep, peacocks, a giraffe … just all kinds of animals. It was my job to feed them, to clean them.”
Janet is now a mother herself, to her three-year-old son Eissa, and she previously admitted she finds raising her son “very tiring”.
She said: “It’s very tiring. You never get enough sleep … My mother did it [without a nanny], her mother did it, why not? Why can’t I?
“I’m sure I will need someone in the future for some help here and there, but I don’t have anyone, and I love it.”
Although her son is only young, Eissa is already showing signs in following in the footsteps of his musical family and refuses to be parted from his beloved violin, an instrument he chose to learn for himself.