Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. It's the Holy Spirit's limitless patience that we have available. A lot of pastors jokingly say that we should never pray for patience because you're just asking for trouble. I think that's a bunch of bologna. Patience is a free gift. Patience is also a by-product of wisdom that God gives freely without finding fault. Patience is not something that falls on you if you're lucky or something you can run out of. Patience is there for the taking. If you find yourself feeling about to burst, pray. And ask the kids to pray too!