Monica Says Sons Were ‘Very Patient’ on Tour
Like all working moms, Monica says she’s striving for balance.
To that end, when it became apparent that sons Rocko, 5, and Romelo, 2½, had grown weary of life on the road Monica knew instinctively it was time to make a change.
“They have been very patient throughout this tour,” she points out to the Los Angeles Times, “but my 5-year-old just said, ‘Mama, I love the bus, but is this almost over?'”
For the R&B singer, 29, the choice was clear.
“That means it’s time for me to give them my undivided attention for a month or two,” she explains. “[But] I’ll go back in the studio. I want to find that balance again of catering to my relationship, my children and my family. But not disappearing in it the way I have the last time.”
And while she’s been open and honest about who she is — appearing on the reality show Still Standing, which chronicled her life while making the album of the same name — Monica says that the only approval she needs or seeks comes from Rocko and Romelo.
“I know that I have two young sons that are watching me on a daily basis,” she notes. “They will have to be able to look to me and be able to feel good about the person that raised them. I think about my kids and how they’ll feel even before I record certain records.”