Britney Spears is making sure her downtime on her forthcoming U.S. tour is all about family - her two young sons will be joining the pop star on the road.
The Toxic hitmaker announced plans for her live comeback last week (ends03Apr11), with the first of 26 shows due to kick off in Sacramento, California on 17 June (11).
Spears is currently searching for another big name to share the bill with after Enrique Iglesias dropped out of the deal, but she's not letting that issue stop her from making preparations with five-year-old Sean Preston and four-year-old Jayden James ahead of the trek.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "They will be coming with me. I couldn't go on tour without them! I'm always very busy when I'm on the road, but I make sure to have quality time with them every single day."
And Spears reveals the boys, from her marriage to Kevin Federline, love to take part in mum's rehearsals.
She adds, "They are my biggest fans. I make up songs and sing to them all the time. They like to watch me dance. In fact, they join in and do their own moves!"
The upcoming gigs, in support of Spears' new album Femme Fatale, will be the singer's first full live shows since her 2009 The Circus tour, which raked in a massive $131.8 million (£82.4 million) in global ticket sales.