Patience

This delightful song from Red's Grammy-nominated "Bebop Your Best" CD helps children manage "impatience" by cleverly incorporating a three step stress reduction process right into the chorus.  It also reminds us that sometimes things just take time

Patience

Waiting! Waiting! Waiting's so hard for me to do
Nothing seems to happen when I want it to
Wishing, hoping, wanting won't change my misery
So when I feel impatient this works for me

Chorus
I breathe in... breathe out!
Wiggle ‘n squiggle my shoulders - Shake the crazies all about
And then I count - (1-2-3-4-5) to ten (6-7-8-9-10)
And if I'm still impatient I do it all again

Sitting by the telephone wanting it to ring
I'm getting so impatient I can't do anything
But water takes awhile to boil and bread needs time to rise
Things happen when they're ready, there's no need to traumatize

Chorus

I hate it when somebody - makes me have to wait
Nothing makes me crazier than when I'm running late
When I start to lose it and it's feeling so unfair
Patience helps me keep myself from tearing out my hair

Chorus

Waiting at the movies on the ticket line, it moves so slowly,
Hey! this is an opportunity to be..... Patient!
My homework special project came out so, so good,
I can't wait to find out what grade I got, I have to be..... Patient!
My birthday is next Friday, I think I know what I'm getting for a present. It's just so hard to be..... Patient!

Chorus
1-2-3... 4-5-6... 7-8-9... 10 Ahhhh! That's better!

© 2005 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc./ Pam-O-Land (ASCAP)

Written by Red Grammer and Pamela Phillips Oland

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