I’m Rubber and You’re glue

My dad used a really awesome saying all the time when I was a kid. To tell the truth, it drove me nuts. He’d always say it in a mocking sort of way. Like when I’d get mad at him for something or another, and I’d call him a juvenile name like “jerk” or “wad” or “dork” or something dumb. He’d squish his nose, squint his eyes all goofy, and then in the most obnoxious voice he could manage he’d say it…

“I’m rubber and you’re glue, anything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.”

I’d always get so frustrated. Like nothing I said could get to him, it only bounced back and hit me instead. I’d cuss, and tell him to just, “say the name back then. You don’t have to be all weird about it.” Like the weird parent he was… on purpose.

Anyway, the other day I was texting him to plan a lunch date. At the end of our convo, I sent an, ‘Okay then, love ya, Dad’ and he immediately came back with “U 2 glu” (he can’t really spell, so he does annoying word shortening. Most the time you really have to guess what he means lol). It took me a minute to figure out why on earth he called me glue. And when he did, not only did the whole saying take on new meaning, but I started saying it to my own kids!!


Who knew that my dad could have so much wisdom hidden behind his purposeful obnoxiousness? It’s like the ultimate saying for the Law of Attraction, which is a beautiful thing and if you’re yet to read The Secret, then DO IT! Put it out there and it comes back… whether it be a great attitude or a shit attitude. Whatever you project, it returns to you.

So, today I just wanted to encourage everyone reading this to please put something really awesome out to the world today. Because it’s true! When you shout at life, it’ll always come back with my dad’s weirdness!

“I’m rubber, and you’re glue, anything you say bounces off me and sticks to you!”



Write a scene to the theme of “bump in the night” using the characters from your WIP!


7 Comments Add yours

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Wow, what a wonderful post this was Didi: I loved it, and you are so right! Will do my best to make it a good day and put something really awesome out there! 😊 Have a good day yourself Didi! 😊😊

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    1. I hope you do Michel, and I hope you write all about it here for us to read *cough cough* 6 days *cough cough*

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  2. Shalini says:

    Beautiful post Didi… I liked your conversation with your dad…
    On a tangential note, you have kids? I thought you have just completed your teenage years🙈🙈😘😘

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    1. Lol yep, I birthed my first at 28 and my second at 30…. So, I musta really been like 12 for how old they are now 😂😂
      My dad’s a different sort lol


      1. Shalini says:

        Hahaha cute.. 🙈🙈😂😂

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  3. akangson says:

    This is so true, so nice and so simply put. I like the language. I like the flow of it and the bond that hits back at you from Dad to Daughter now being passed to the next generation. How did the diner date with Dad go? Hope your children can find time to tap from his wisdom and fountain of knowledge. Your writing flair is addictive.

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    1. Thanks Uwem! My dad’s a funny guy, and our date was good. He may or may not have taught my kids some awful pizza manners 😉 … At least they learned something, I guess lol

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