While beleaguered pop star Britney Spears drives aimlessly around Southern California (and occasionally over photographers’ feet!), ignoring court orders to submit to random substance tests and scheduled counseling, the young mother of two is convinced she deserves full custody of her two young boys.

“Britney still believes that she, and only she, knows what’s best for her and her kids,” a source close to the custody battle between the “Toxic” singer and her ex-hubby Kevin Federline reveals to OK!. “She wants the boys living with her, without any outside monitor or coach interfering. She’s sick of dealing with lawyers and the court. She wants her old life back where she was in charge and telling everybody what to do.”

However, those close to the mother of Sean Preston, 2, and 1-year-old Jayden James, don’t seem to have anywhere near the confidence in her parenting abilities as she does. “She is confused beyond words,” one family source confesses in the new issue of OK! — on sale Thursday. “She just wants her kids back and a normal life but doesn’t have a clue how to realistically make that happen.”

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