Not many people had a bigger year in entertainment than Pharrell Williams in 2013. The 40-year-old producer/rapper/singer/songwriter/fashion designer was everywhere this year, from award shows, covering magazines, hits all over the charts, scoring music for movies, and many business ventures outside of music. Pharrell composed the soundtrack to the movie Despicable Me and he has worked with almost nearly everyone in the industry from Miley Cyrus, Frank Ocean, Daft Punk, T.I., Solange Knowles, Mac Miller, Robin Thicke, Kanye West. Pharrell appeared alongside T.I. on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines". The song has been a worldwide hit, has peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Pharrell's third Billboard Hot 100 number one single. Plus Pharrell released the first 24-hour music video to his Despicable Me 2 collaboration song, "Happy". With all of these accomplishments in 2013, GQ recognized Pharrell as one of their 5 people selected for the “Man of the Year” cover, which is well deserved.
Yep, the kid on my back, not letting me rest.
Let me be the one to tell you straight up, I have very little patience for anything. If I look patient, trust me, half of the time, I may just be anxious. But can I share a secret with you? My kid is teaching me patience, slowly, but surely. My 3-year-old has a very strong personality that leaves me frustrated sometimes, especially when I tell her to do something and her reply is "No!" Ohh, it's just something about that word that makes me tick! But I try to be calm, and patient in my response to her. Sometimes, it doesn't work out that way and I just want to walk away. And then there are times when I think she was put here to test me lol.
The hubbs, as I like to call him, told me not to fuss, but speak with a firm voice. Wait, I thought I was doing that the entire time. Apparently my firm voice comes off as loud and fussy. But ok, I'm still learning this patience thing when she doesn't do what I tell her. And I definitely avoid hitting her since she isn't acting that wild and cutting up. So discipline is not that big of an issue.
I've actually found something a little more interesting with the Kid. Don't judge me, but when she is fussing, crying and screaming, I tell her, "ok, don't talk to me until you stop crying," or "Mommy's upset, don't talk to me." After the Kid realizes that I'm mad, she will usually calm down and say, "I'm sorry, mommy." So clearly, she understands, right? But I'm learning and I remind myself that she is a little person...she is only three. Yeah, I have to remind myself of that because that's how smart she can be with me, or at least that's how I percieve it. She is definitely teaching me a lesson in my life. The Kid is my master, and this grasshopper has to be patient with her.