“I’m like, ‘Was that brave,’ or ‘Was that nice, was that kind?’ ” says Clarkson. “And she goes, ‘I’m not Wonder Woman.’ I’m like, ‘You are Wonder Woman,’ because she loves Wonder Woman… and she’s like, ‘I River. But I’m like Merida, I brave.’ She’s very cute, [but] she’s very manipulative because she’s 3.”
“I love that [River] is very bold, and she’s progressive for 3,” says Clarkson. “She watches Jurassic Park and loves it, and Harry Potter… it doesn’t affect her and she’s just very grown up and very boss.””I don’t want my daughter to be a pushover when she’s older. So that’s an awesome thing, it’s an awesome aspect of her character,” explains the star, adding, “At the same time, you also want to have an adult that doesn’t think they’re right all the time. But toddlers are just so egocentric and it’s just a stage that some people don’t grow out of, let’s be real. But mine will.”
River may be the Jurassic Park fan in the household, but her 2-year-old little brother Remington “Remy” Alexander could very well be taking a few of his own destructive cues from the dinos on screen.
Clarkson tells PEOPLE that while her youngest is the “sensitive soul” of the bunch (she’s also stepmom to husband Brandon Blackstock‘s children from a previous relationship: Seth, 11, and Savannah, 16), he’s not afraid to get a little rowdy with his activities.
“You will melt, you will be like, ‘Ugh,’ ” she says. “[But] like our oldest, I think he’s gonna be more the athlete, just like, ‘How can I knock something over?’ He’s like the Tasmanian Devil—anything that can and will be destroyed, is.”