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!”
ALSO, DON’T FORGET TO JUMP ON BOARD FOR OCTOBER’S WRITING CHALLENGE!!