Nick Cannon planning parenthood

Mariah Carey's unborn twins will greet the weekends without any TV if dad Nick Cannon gets his way.

The entertainer is keen to make sure his kids understand what it's like to grow up poor - like he and their mother did - so he's thinking about staging "old school Fridays" at the family home as the twins grow up.

He jokes, "(There will be) no cable (and) you gotta eat sugar sandwiches. The electricity (will) go out halfway through the night, just so I can say, 'This is how it can be'."

But he fears such weekly hardships will be impossible for Hero hitmaker Mariah Carey's kids.

He adds, "They've already got more clothes than I do... I've got to figure out how to keep them grounded."