Many parents today will tell you that they wish they had more of the virtue of patience. I love the story of the man in the supermarket who was pushing a trolley which contained, among other things, a screaming baby. As the man proceeded along the aisles, he kept repeating softly. ‘Keep calm, George. Don’t get excited, George. Don’t get excited, George. Don’t yell, George.’ A lady watching in admiration said to the man, ‘You are certainly to be commended for your patience in trying to quiet little George.’ ‘Lady’, he declared, ‘I’m George!’
From the book "The Father You've Been Waiting For: Portrait of a Perfect Dad"