Adele's son "punishes" her when she spends too much time away from him.
The 'Hello' singer has opened up about juggling her music career with parenthood and confessed her three-year-old son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki makes her feel guilty when she's away from home for too long.
She said: "You know what the killer thing is? When you get home and cannot wait to see them and they punish you.
"It is the worst when they kick off for you, and all you want to do is love them, and they are like, I don't want to play with you.
"It is like the hardest thing ever. They make you cry and that is why they do it. They are so clever."
However, the 27-year-old star - whose new album '25' is out next week - tries to take Angelo with her as often as possible when she's travelling.
Speaking on Sirius XM radio station in New York, she added: "Even the time making the record, the guilt. I don't think any of us really get over it. It makes me emotional when I talk about it actually.
"Leaving him when he would rather be with me is hard. But he comes everywhere with me.
"He is in New York and he is having the greatest time ever."