Most parents make huge a huge deal when it comes celebrating their children’s birthday days. However, Shania Twain is not one of those parents. The singer admitted in an interview with The Daily Mirror that she has never bought her 16-year-old son a birthday present.
“He’ll never know my childhood or the way I grew up, it’s like another lifetime away,” she said. “You have to make a real effort not to spoil your children. I have to be careful not to let him have everything he wants, so I’ve only ever baked a cake for his birthday gift.”
She goes on to say that her son is totally OK only receiving a cake for his birthday, and it’s something he looks forward to. The country singer also confessed to only buying three presents for her son at Christmas.
“He expects it. I’d say, ‘You know what you’re getting from me for your birthday.’ And he’d look forward to it,” the 52-year-old explained. “At Christmas, he’ll have only three presents. That’s not a rich man’s celebration. A lot of people would send him stuff, and I’d think, ‘How much stuff do you need?’ I tell him that anything he’s not using after a month, we’re giving to charity. There’s no point in pretending that we’re without, though – if he needs a shirt, I’ll get him a shirt. I’m not going to act poor if we’re not poor. That’s my approach and I’m just doing my best.”