Today Daniel had some friends over. I had told he he couldn’t play computer games with his friends unless he went up and took care of his laundry, which needed to be folded. It was all over the hallway outside his room.

Daniel: (to his friends) I have to go up and fold my laundry.

15 seconds later, Daniel returns.

Daniel: Ok, I’m done.

Angela: What?! How did you do your laundry so quickly? That basket was spilling over into the hallway.

Daniel: It was all Megan’s clothes except like two were mine.

Angela: There’s no way those were all Megan’s clothes. I distinctly recall putting in more than two of your items into that basket. (suspiciously)  Wait a minute. Did you fold your clothes or did you just toss them into your room?

Daniel: I’ll deal with them later. At least they are out of the hallway.

Angela: I think I will need to be a little more specific next time and tell you to take care of your laundry and ask to FOLD your laundry and put it away in your drawers.




Today I went to Albert’s desk to scan some receipts. (The scanner is on his desk attached to his computer.) There was a disarray of papers covering the scanner.

Angela: Uh, Sweetie, it’s a little hard to use the scanner when there are papers all over it.

Albert: (tosses the pile of paper on the floor) There! All done. You can use the scanner now. (Pause.) Wonder where Daniel gets it from.


Here’s how the floor looks like by Albert’s desk.


Here’s how the floor looks like by my desk.


Hmm… wonder who Daniel took after? 😀


A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

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  1. Carmen Lin - April 2, 2012

    From all that I remember before, a parent will always think that his (or her) child has inherited the good genes from him (or her) and the bad genes from the other parent.

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