I have this entire story -
This is a little more than 4 per cent of the very long epic story published by Jaye Anne on the old Roll Up site (and that seems like forever ago).
This board only allows for 50,000 characters (about 10,000 words)
Posting the entire story here would take a lot of time and effort.
Any better ideas?
Ways to post?
Here's the beginning ...
25 posts Dec-4th-08 7:21 PM
1. "First Attempt"
"Mom, I'm home!" Leslie yelled to his mom. "Where are you, mom?"
"I'm in the kitchen, Dear."
Leslie rushed into the kitchen very anxious to tell his mom about his day.
"Oh Mom, I had just the best day with my new friends Bobbie and Kevie" Leslie gushed.
"What did you do dear?
"Oh mom, did you know Bobbie and Kevie's dad used to be a hairdresser?" Leslie asked.
"Yes, dear, I learned that when I took a plate of cookies over to welcome them into the neighborhood and met Betsy, their mom. But tell me sweetie, what was so fun and why were you there so long?"
"Oh Mom, I didn't know that today is Hair Day at their house. In fact, every Saturday is hair day. Mr. Wilson does the hair of everyone in the family and so I got watch him do Mrs. Wilson, his mother's and their daughter, Judy's hair. Mr. Wilson says he still loves to do hair to keep in practice and it's also a way of expressing himself creatively."
"That's nice, honey" said Leslie's mom.
"And mom, while he was doing their hair, Kevie, Bobbie, and I got to watch and he described what he was doing and why. And Mom, I didn't quite realize it but Mr. Wilson's hair is as long as Kevie and Bobbie's and, you know, their hair is at least shoulder length, about like yours and mine."
"You know, Leslie, I'm pleased you visited your friends because I've always prided myself with my hair and appearance and I'm also very pleased that you've chosen to wear your hair the same length as mine."
"But, Mom, did you know Mr. Wilson is also a trained cosmetologist? And since the Wilson women were going out I got to watch when he did their make-up too."
"Did you like that, sweetie?"
"Oh, Mom, I really did, in fact, do you think maybe I could watch you do yours sometime?"
"Of course you can, darling, but that's not usually something boys do," cautioned his mom.
"Oh Mom, but I reeeealy want to!" gushed Leslie. "And Mom, the Wilson's do something else nice and I would like to do it too."
"What's that Leslie?"
"Mom, do you think from now on if I started calling you 'Mommie' like Kevien and Bob do?"
"Why yes, Leslie, I think I'd like that."
(To be continued and with thanks to my inspiration Jack/Jill Elgar)
"Oh, thank you, Mommie, I love you so much!"
"You're welcome sweetheart. I love you too! And I'm very pleased you've found such nice boys as friends to play with. I know some of the boys pick on you at school but those boys are very different."
"Mommie, they really are but let me tell the very best part of my day. When he does everyone's hair Mr. Wilson wears his special beauty parlor outfit and it's really neat."
"Oh Leslie, tell me what he wears."
"Mommie, he wears kind of white Capri pants with open toe sandals and a pink smock with his name in tiny rhinestones. And he told me when he's in beauty parlor mode his name is Mr. Jackie and Mommie, he spells it with an "ie." He says it's important for him to be very dainty, graceful and gentle with hair because both women and some men really like him that way."
"Honey, he is right as far as I'm concerned."
"But Mommie the best part was when he told Bobbie and Kevie to change into their hair-do outfits. Kevien asked him if he thought I'd be okay with what they wear but he said he thought it would be fine. Well Mommie when the boys came down after changing they were wearing matching white short shorts with matching pink tops with "MISTER KITTY" embroidered on the front and matching shiny white shoes kind of like the ones sister Kathy wears."
"Honey, what did you think of their outfits?"
"Oh, I thought they were really neat."
"Very interesting dear, but please continue, dear."
"Oh Mommie, the next thing Mr. Jackie asked me was if I'd like to help him put the curlers in the boys' hair."
"What did you say dear?"
"I told him I'd be a little nervous but I'd reeeeally like to."
"Oh, honey, I'm so proud of you. Now tell MOMMIE more."
"Well Mommie, Mr. Jackie told Kevien that I was going to help with the boys' hair and both boys were to call me Mr. Leslie while I helped."
"That's nice honey; did you like your new name?"
"Oh yes, I did and the first thing Kevie said was he thought I was being soooo nice to have a new boy hairdresser doing his hair."
"But then Mr. Jackie put Kevien in his special beauty parlor chair and leaned him back to begin Kevien's shampoo. And it was so nice because he explained how important a proper shampoo should be done and how gentle it should be because we want to always make it a pleasurable sensual experience."
"But then Mommie, after Mr. Jackie had Kevie's shampoo started, he had me come stand next to him and asked me if I wanted to help. I didn't know what to say so I shook my head up and down. Then Mrs. Wilson brought me an apron to protect my clothes and helped me put it on. Then Mr. Wilson placed my hands in Kevie's hair and showed me how to do it."
"Leslie dear, is it Kevie now? Did Kevie like your touch?"
"Oh Mommie he did. He even playfully started purring like a kitty and told me that's why he and Bobbie always wear their HELLO KITTY tops for their hair days because it feels so good."
"Wonderful sugar. How did that make you feel?"
"Mommie, I started to feel all warm in tingly down in my tummy."
"Have you ever had that feeling before, Leslie?"
"Yes I did when Mr. Jackie did the women's make-up I did and can I tell you a little secret Mommie?"
"Of course, you can honey."
"Mommie, sometimes when you and sister Kathy are doing your make-up I try to sneak up and watch you and I get those tummy feelings. I hope you're not mad at me."
"Oh no sugar; Mommie isn't mad and I have a little secret to share with you my sweet Leslie. I have known for sometime now you like to watch and I not only approve of it but I want to encourage it and so does your sister."
"Gosh Mommie' why does Kathy approve of it too?"
"Honey, Kathy notices after you've been watching you're much sweeter and kind and considerate. She specifically mentioned how that time you offered to do the dishes when it was her turn and even volunteered to clean and straighten her room."
"Oh Mommie I can't wait until Kathy gets back from cheer-leading camp. But now can I tell you about helping Mr. Jackie put the boys' hair up in rollers? And Mommie, what do you think daddy will say when he gets back from his trip and he finds out I like to do hair and maybe a lot more. Will you tell him?"
"Yes honey daddy must know and I don't think you'll have to worry about your father's reaction. And Leslie, I think your father would like very much if you started calling him 'Daddy'."
"Oh Mommie, I think I'm starting to get tummy tingles again and Mommie, I love you soooo much. Can I give you a hug and kiss?"
"Why Leslie that was the best hug and kiss I can remember having with you. We must do that a lot more."
"I promise I will Mommie."
"Now Leslie honey, tell Mommie more about curling the boys' hair."
First Attempt 4
"Well, Kevie's daddy towel dried his hair and then said he'd usually deep condition his hair but because the women's hair and make-up took so long we'd go straight to the setting lotion and the curlers. He ran a big comb thru Kevie's hair and then let me use the comb too."
"Honey, I hope you were gentle with Kevie's hair."
"Oh I was Mommie and he even told me it felt nice when I did it and he actually said "Thank you Mr. Leslie."
"Leslie your new friend surely sounds like a nice courteous boy."
"He really is but then Mr. Jackie said he'd better put the setting lotion on his son's hair but then he'd show me how to put in the rollers. OH Mommie, after Kevie's daddy put the first few rollers in his hair he positioned me and directed my hands as I separated the strand of hair and wound it onto the curler. Then I fastened the curler with a special bobby pin thing just like I saw Mr. Jackie do. And Mommie the most wonderful thing happened after my first curler. Kevie, Bobbie and Mr. Jackie all applauded nicely and Mr. Jackie said that I was now an Official Junior Hairdresser."
"That's wonderful sweetie, I'm sooo proud of you."
"Mommie it took quite a while for us to get Kevie's hair in rollers and his hair is so long it must have taken 30 or more rollers. And Kevie's daddy did some of the harder smaller rollers."
"Then, while we started on Bobbie, Kevie went under the drier after we put his hair net on. Did you know the Wilson's have 2 large hair dryers at home just for the family's hair? Anyway Bobbie's hair curling went faster and, Mommie, Bobbie did something really nice."
"What's that Leslie?"
"Mommie, after I helped with his hair net Bobbie took my hand and gently squeezed it and after that he kissed my hand."
"Isn't that a little unusual for a boy to do that?"
"Yes, Honey it is but they sound like such nice gentle boys I think it was okay. Did you like it?"
"It surprised me Mommie, but I think I really kind of did. But Mr. Jackie was nice and wanted to know what daddy did and if he wears his hair long and where he works."
"Did you tell him that your father's hair is as long as yours and mine?"
"Yes I did and I also told him that daddy works at the L'Oreal Cosmetics Company. Mr. Jacky was very interested. He said he loves L'Oreal along with other products and would like to meet Daddy sometime."
"But Mommie, what do you think Daddy will say when you tell him about my day? Will he be disappointed or even unhappy with me?"
"Oh no, Leslie, knowing your father as I do I think he'll be very supportive about your new interest."
"Your father has just received a promotion and will be the personal assistant to Miss Creswell who runs the division he's in."
"Mommie, I thought Miss Creswell was kind of a bossy opinionated woman that would be hard for daddy to get along with."
"Quite the contrary Leslie, your daddy gets along beautifully with her. He even has remarked how much he respects and admires her. He even says though he's not aggressive like she is that in many ways she's a good role model for him at work. And Leslie, she's told him that she likes and is supportive of men who wear their hair long like he does and is particular in his grooming habits. And Leslie, maybe you should have your father describe some of the new grooming policies she's about to introduce to both men and women employees."
"Did I hear daddy say he's in their cosmetic line section?"
"Oh Mommie, I can't wait till daddy's back from his trip so we can talk."
"Now, Leslie, tell me what Mr. Jackie and the boys were going to do this evening until the Wilson women came back."
First Attempt 6
"Well, Kevie didn't stay under the dryer after we finished with Bobbi's curlers and hairnet because their daddy said they were going to spend the evening and night in curlers. He told the boys that I might like to see their bedroom and besides while we were up there he was going to set his own hair in curlers."
"Leslie, you know what you haven't told me yet"?
"Did Mr. Jackie mention in what styles the boys or he were going to wear their hair"?
"Oh yes, he did. He said he always liked to have his boys in matching hair styles but his was going to be different. Mommie, he said he has always been partial to BIG HAIR of the '50's and '60's and the boys would have BOUFFANT matching styles but his was going to be a long pageboy look with gentle waves or curls. When I asked him why the pageboy look he said it was his wife's and his mother's favorite look on him and he was all about pleasing the women in his family."
"Sweetie, do you know how either of those hair styles look"?
"I do now because he showed me pictures from a hair styling magazine."
"What did you think Leslie?"
"Oh Mommie, they were soooo pretty, both of them and the women who wore them were just beautiful, especially with their make-up so perfect."
"But Leslie, dear, did you think it a bit unusual that the boys' hair was so pretty and feminine like the models in the magazine?"
"Maybe Mommie but just looking at the models and then the boys I began to get those tummy tickles again and I thought it was really neat that boys could be like that and do that."
"Do what, Leslie?"
"Oh Mommie you know like--well kinda be like- really like feminine --you know like women and girls. Oh Mommie, I hope you're not mad at me for that."
"Oh sweetheart, Mommie's not mad; in fact I want you to know I think more men and boys should get to experience those feminine womanly rituals we girls get to enjoy."
"Oh MOTHER, does that mean maybe I could have things like that done to my hair"?
"Of course, it does and you know Leslie, I think it's wonderful how Mr. Jackie seems to like to please the women in his family. But now sugar, tell me about your adventure in the boys' room."
"The room was very large and has two really pretty queen sized beds for the boys."
"The beds were big four poster frame things in white with big pink bed spreads. And Mommie, each boy has a dresser with all those lights like you and Kathy have."
"Honey, how do the boys use them?"
"They said their daddy always stresses good skin care because he, being a cosmetologist, wants the boys' skin to be FLAWLESS."
"Did you see anything else on the boys' dressers?"
"Well, they did have some tubes and little jars and things but I was afraid to ask about them. But Mommie, what caught my eye were the night shirts laid out on their beds. They were so unusual because they were identical colors of white with little pink flowers, teddy bears, and kitty cats. And the best part was they had their names on their SHIRTS in little sequins. Mommie, they called them shirts but they were really like the nightgowns you and Kathy wear?"
"Yes Leslie, I'm sure they were nightgowns."
"But do you know what the boys told me? They said their daddy has one that matches with his name and since the Wilson women wouldn't be in until a little later the Wilson men were going to have kind of slumber party in their curlers and nightgowns and watch the movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA together."
"Leslie what did you think, well, did you think it was a bit girlie of the Wilson men?"
"Yes, it was but it really sounded that they liked it and I thought, oh Mommie, well oh, it sounded like fun. And Mommie, they said that their daddy would do their comb-outs tomorrow and you know I reeeally would like to see how the boys hair turned out. I bet their hair is going to be really pretty."
"Oh honey, I'm soooo glad you had such a positive experience with the Wilson men and if you like I'll call Mrs. Wilson later and see of you could come over to watch the comb outs. Would you like that?"
"OH Mommie I really would."
"And Leslie, I know something you and I could do together if you like. We could have a slumber party of our own since Daddy and Kathy won't be back until later tomorrow."
"Oh Mommie could we? I'd just love it. And Mommie, I love you so much. Can we maybe kiss and cuddle like we used to do when I was a really little boy?"
"Of course we can and you may even give Mommie a big kiss now."
First attempt 7
"Leslie, would you like to go up to your room and play or read while I get dinner?"
"No, Mommie Id rather stay down and talk with you about things and help you with dinner."
"That's sweet Honey. What should we talk about?"
"Mommie, I thought we could talk about this evening and maybe our slumber party. What do you think we can do?"
"I definitely have some ideas sugar but what I think I'll do first is call your friends' mother, Betsy, and run a couple of things by her. Why don't you get the lettuce and veggies out of the refrigerator and start preparing them for our salad. She was nice enough to give me her cell and to call anytime."
"Hello, Betsy, it's Janet Smithson, Leslie's mother. First I want to thank your whole family for Leslie's most delightful day. I haven't seen him so pleased and proud and he just gushed praise on your Wilson men. I'd really like to chat with you over tea some afternoon because I think we think quite a bit alike when it comes to our attitude toward the men in our family. But I don't want to take up too much more of your time now but I do have a question. I wondered if it would be okay if Leslie came over tomorrow to watch your husband do the boys' comb-outs. Oh thank you, he'll just love it and if you don't mind I have some plans for Leslie tonight because he wants for just us two to have our own slumber party---if you know what I mean. Yes, Betsy, you are so spot-on right and I agree he'll fit in so much better. Oh no, Betsy, I am not the least bit concerned about Leslie's father. Gerald, remember, works for a woman much like you and I seem to be and is quite liberal minded and open to suggestion particularly when I'm or Miss Creswell are doing the suggesting. Thanks a bunch Betsy, we'll talk soon. Bye."
"Oh Leslie you've done such fine kitchen work all we need is the salad dressing. But before we sit down to eat let's go upstairs to my room and I've got a little surprise suggestion. It has to do with what we'll wear for our evening together."
"Oh Mommie, I can't wait. Let's go"
First Attempt 8
"Leslie, if we're going to have a slumber party I thought it would be fun to get into our special slumber party outfits and when you mentioned what the Wilson men wear I thought of just the thing. Do you remember the present your daddy gave Kathy and I a couple Christmas's ago?"
"You mean the matching nightgowns."
"Yes, exactly, and I'm surprised and impressed that you remembered sooo well. Well honey I thought it might be fun if we wore them tonight. You know it will only be just the two of us."
"Oh Mommie, I'm not sure. What would Kathy or daddy think? Would we have to tell them? And Mommie, boys aren't supposed to wear nightgowns, are they?"
"Honey, we would have to tell them but that would be okay--and besides, you might be surprised to know some special men and boys can and do wear nightgowns. Besides you could make Mommie very happy and ALSO LESLIE, Mommie thinks you reaaaally want to. Now isn't Mommie right?"
"Oh I really do want to. Ever since I saw Kevie and Bobbie's nightgowns I secretly wanted to. And Mommie, I'm getting those tummy tickles again."
"Okay Leslie Mommie has her nightie on and I want you to take these panties and gown and put them on."
"But Mommie, shouldn't you turn your head away?"
"No Leslie I want to see every second on my boy putting on his first pretty panties and nightie. Now, let Mommie help you step into these. Good now lift your arms up. Oh sugar, you look sooo cute. Now smile for me and I'll show you how to curtsey, if you like. That is sooo good honey- LIKE MOTHER LIKE SON. Now let's go eat our salads and Mommie will tell you about my plans for your hair."
First Attempt 9
"Leslie, aren't you going to finish your salad?"
"Mommie, I'm just too excited to eat. Can I help you with the dishes so we can talk about tonight and my hair?"
"Oh honey we can start right now while we're doing the dishes. Leslie, since you had such a positive experience with the Wilson men I thought it might be fun for you to let your Mommie pamper you tonight since you seemed to enjoy pampering Kevie and Bobbie."
"Oh Mommie that sounds just soooo wonderful. How will you pamper me?"
"Sweetie, I thought I'd put your hair up in curlers just like Mr. Jackie did with his boys. And Leslie, since you were Mr. Jackie's junior hair dresser, we could do your hair like Mr. Jackie. Didn't you say he wears his hair in a pageboy style?"
"Yes Mommie, he said Mrs. Wilson and his mother like him best that way. And I'd love a pageboy Mommie but the boys bouffant styles sounded like fun too."
"Honey, I'm sure there will be time later on to not only try that but a number of other hairstyles on you. I think my boy should be given the chance to find which hairstyle he likes and looks best in. So why don't you go up to Mommie's bedroom and get a big fluffy towel and Mommie will be up as soon as I get a few things."
"Oh Mommie your fingers felt soooo wonderful when you did my shampoo. I just wished it would never end."
"I know Honey but now that your hair is just damp I want you to sit right here so you can see in these several mirrors what I'm doing to your hair. And I want you to hold this bag of curlers and hand me each one after I've placed the last one. Okay Leslie, are you ready for Mommie to put in your first curler?"
"Oh yes Mommie but I'm already getting tummy tickles and they feel soooo good. Mommie, would you please let me give you a kiss now?"
"Of course you can darling … thank you Leslie. I love it when you give me kisses and it's particularly nice for you to kiss Mommie lightly on the lips. Do you know what else you might like?"
"Just before you hand me each curler it would be sweet of you to kiss the curler before I set it in your hair."
"Oh Mommie, that's a wonderful idea. You are soooo smart to think of that! Here's my first kissed curler, Mommie."
"There sweetheart, don't you look soooo cute with your first curler. How does it feel?"
"It feels pretty tight Mommie, but I love it."
"Now Leslie, I'm going to take a photo of my beautiful boy's first curler so I can show it to your father and Kathy. And I bet the Wilson boys might enjoy seeing it too. And Leslie we'll take quite a few more before your hair is completely up in curlers."
"Mommie, are you sure we should show daddy? What will he think?"
"Oh my sweet boy, you and your father are more alike than you know."
First Attempt 10"
"Leslie we're all finished putting the curlers in your hair. Do you know how many I used?"
"Yes, Mommie, I counted 32, I think. Is that a lot?"
"Yes, it is but we'll be able to use even more if we let your hair grow longer. Then there so many styles you can try to see what looks best on you. But now I'm going to put your hair net on so we keep your curlers secure. There now, don't you look precious now? Let's go look in the big mirror in Mommie's room."
"Well sweetie, what do you think?"
"Oh Mommie, I reeeeeally love it. I know boys aren't supposed to have pretty curls but well, ah, is it really okay?"
"Leslie, honey, listen to me. Women and girls aren't the only ones that can have pretty hair. There are some men and boys who like to have pretty hair too. Some men are very strong and masculine and would never consider doing things with their hair. But some men and boys are just not cut out for rough living and aggressive conduct. And they are better living in a softer gentler more feminine style and it's those men who if they want to be pretty rather than handsome---well they're the men who like to have their curled. Now Leslie, look in the mirror and tell me what you see. I see a very sweet young boy with his hair in curlers and wearing a pretty night gown just like his Mommie. Am I right?"
"I think so but Mommie-----."
"Honey, do you think I'm pretty?"
"Oh yes Mommie, you're so beautiful."
"Okay Leslie, I'm going to show you an old photo and I want you to tell me who it is and if you think the person is pretty. Now, first look in the mirror at you and your curlers and then the photo."
"OOOOOH Mommie, the person looks just like me and the person even has their hair in curlers just like me."
"Now Leslie, that person is me when I was about your age but maybe just a bit older. So you see honey, I was a pretty little girl and now you're my pretty little boy. But if you'll notice there are two differences. Mommie's holding her dolly and I'm also wearing lipstick."
"Did Grandmother let you wear lipstick?"
"Yes but I remember it was Grandpa who actually put the lipstick on me. But sweetie let's go down stairs and I thought we might look at the new issue of VOGUE Magazine."
"Mommie I do love the photographs of all the models. They're so pretty. But Mommie, I see Daddy reading Vogue too. Does he like it?"
"Yes Leslie, since he works for L'Oreal Cosmetics he feels he must be very fashion informed. He also subscribes to Glamour, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan.
"Is that why he wears his hair long?"
"Sugar, he's always worn it long. Sometime you'll have to have your daddy show you his boy pictures. But now he wears it that way because I like your father in long hair and so does your grandmother and his boss at work, Miss Creswell."
"Mommie, just look how beautiful that models' hair and make-up is. It reminds me of Mr. Wilson when he did the Wilson women's make-up."
"Leslie, tell Mommie something. Kathy and I have seen you watching us put on our make up and I want you to tell me why you like watch."
"Oh MOTHER I … I … I, well I guess I just like to but I really don't know."
"Leslie honey, would you like it if I put on my make-up right now and you can watch me?"
"OH, could we?"
"Leslie why don't you go get Mommie's purse on the living room table. It has my small cosmetics case. Oh Leslie, stop right there."
"Oh Mother, am I doing something wrong?"
"Heavens now honey. You're carrying Mommie's purse EXACTLY the way it should be with the strap just so on your shoulder and your hand protecting it just perfectly. Honey, a woman's purse is part of her fashion assembly and even identity. I'm soooo pleased to see you with my purse. How did you learn to do that?"
"By watching you and Kathy."
"Now darling, open Mommie's purse and hand me the cosmetics bag. And you know your father comes back tomorrow afternoon from his business trip with Miss Creswell and several other men and women who work together. And Leslie, did you know that as part of changes Miss Creswell is making at work your daddy is going to start carrying a purse to work? In fact he doesn't work Monday because we have to go purse shopping for him and we'll also get some other things. You know sweetie, maybe you can show you daddy how to carry his purse."
"Now open Mommie's bag."
First Attempt 11"
"Honey, how closely did you watch when Mr. Jackie did his women's make-up."
"Pretty closely Mommie because he explained what he was doing to his boys and me."
"Well, I'm not going to do a full make-up tonight but I will do the basic things every woman and girl should do to be presentable. First Leslie give me my compact, yes that one, now my blusher, yes that's right and now find the little green case that has Mommie's eye shadow. Good, now get my L'Oreal lipstick that says ROSE POTPOURRI 210 on the end. Good. Now sweetie, see how Mommie opens and holds her compact. There now … does my skin look smooth and soft?"
"Yes it does. Your skin looks really pretty."
"Now the eyes get some smoky color just under my eyebrows just like that."
"Neat Mother. Is putting make-up on fun?"
"Honey, it's something we women do everyday and just take it for granted but yes, it is fun to transform myself into a pretty or sometimes glamorous form of myself. And every woman has her own make-up regimen or routine. You know I'm sure Mr. Jackie has his own too. In fact Honey, Mrs. Wilson told me the other day that when he was taking his cosmetology training he always either did his own make-up or his partner did it for him."
"Mommie, you mean he wore make-up like you or any woman? I didn't think men did that."
"Yes, dear, he did but I'll tell you a little secret. Leslie, he still does sometimes."
"You mean his boys see him kind of looking like a woman?"
"Yes they do and what's more---well Leslie let's continue with my make-up. Now Honey, if you want to help me, gently pull the lipstick cover off so we expose the lipstick. Good, turn slowly until it out. Good, right there. Now watch as I carefully apply the flat surface of the pointed end right here at the middle of my upper lip and notice how Mommie separates her lips slightly. Now, a slow smooth stroke to the right corner. Now the left. Now honey I slowly smooth it back and forth over my lower lip to even it out. Now see how Mommie brings her lips together for more smoothing. Now how does Mommie look?"
"OOOOH Mommie your lips are soooo pretty. It really looked fun.."
"Now Leslie I'm to do something I think you'll like. But first you must close your eyes and not open until I say so. Okay?"
"What does it feel like I'm doing sugar?'
"It feels like your rubbing your finger slowly over my lips--kind of starting in the middle of my upper lip and smoothing it to the corner."
"That's right honey, how does it feel and do you like it?"
"It tickles my lips a little but it feels nice and I like it when you do that. Oh Mommie, I'm getting tummy tickles again and I don't want you to stop. It feels kind if like, ooooh Mommie!"
"Leslie now if you really like it I want you to gently kiss the tip of Mommie's finger. There very good honey. Now for Mommie's question. Leslie sweetie, would you like Mommie to put her lipstick on you?"
"Oh yeeeees Mommie, please, please, please. do!"
First Attempt 12"
"Leslie honey, Mommie is ready to do your lips now so I want you to listen carefully. Okay?"
"Yes Mommie, I'm listening."
"Mommie is going to use the same shade she is wearing so we'll match. Would you like that?"
"Oh yes, Mommie I want to look just like you."
"That's sweet Sugar; now I want you to look at how Mommie slowly twists open the lipstick. Now Honey, hold your head up and look at me. Good. Now Leslie, I think it would be nice if you would kiss Mommie's lipstick first and you might like to put both of your hands up to touch your curlers as Mommie starts doing your lips. Oh Leslie, honey, you're going to have to be still. You're squirming."
"Oh, I'm sorry Mommie, I just have tummy tickles and even some squiggles."
"Oh Mommie, you know like ah ah tummy tickles but DOWN THERE."
"What Sweetie, where?"
"Oh Mommie, you know."
"Do you mean maybe down between your legs honey?"
"Oh MOTHER, I'm sorry; did I do something bad?"
"Oh no sweetheart, what you're doing is good and natural for a boy about to have his Mommie put lipstick on him. You know Leslie many young boys sneak around and put on lipstick when they think no one is watching. That is wrong. I'm soooo pleased we get to share your first experience together. Now sweetie give Mommie a kiss before she does your lips."
"Okay Honey, but you're still a little wiggly so Mommie is going to get something out of Kathy's room for you."
""What's that Mommie?"
"Honey, it's a sanitary pad or napkin women and girls use to be safe. I'm going to put it in your panties so well … just in case. Now sugar I want you to lift up the skirt of your nightie so Mommie can pull down your panties. Good. Now, Mommie is just going to place your pad just so; yes … yes, right there. How does that feel?"
"Mother it feels good but why do I need it?"
"Just in case, Honey. Now, hold your chin up and here comes Mommie's lipstick. Remember sweetie; put your hands on your curlers. Oh Leslie, your lips are so smooth and Mommie's lipstick glides over them so prettily. Now, let's look in Mommie's compact. Oh Sweetie, you are such a beautiful boy. Mommie loves you soooo much. Now let's go look in Mommie's big mirror. What do you think?"
First Attempt 13"
"Oh MOOOOOOMIE, MOOOOOMIE, what happened?"
"I think Mommie knows but I need to check."
"Did I do something bad Mommie?"
"If I'm right, no Leslie, you didn't do anything wrong. In fact what you did was very good and natural for a young boy. Now lift the skirt of your gown up and let Mommie check. Yes honey Mommie's right but now let's get you all clean and fresh. There now Leslie doesn't that feel all better?
"Yes it does MOTHER."
"Now Sweetie keep holding you skirt up while I get a couple things. First I'm going to squirt some of my perfume on myself like that. Now smell Mommie's perfume and tell me if you like it."
"Oh I really do."
"Now watch sweetie, I'm going to spray some on you down there before I put a fresh sanitary pad on you. There honey now you smell just like Mommie. Now here comes your pad just so. Now sugar you're all safe and secure again. The pad is important because the old one protected you from soiling YOUR panties. Now you can drop your skirt."
"Mommie, you said my panties but aren't they Kathy's?"
"Yes but for now they're yours and do you like them because if you do maybe we could get you some things when we take daddy shopping for his purse and things. Would you like to go with us on Monday Honey?"
"OH I really would."
"Now sweetheart, let's go back in the den and maybe snuggle and talk.
"Mommy, can we talk about what Kathy and Daddy do when she announces sometimes at dinner that it's "NAIL TIME, DADDY."
"What you think they do Honey?"
"Well once I peaked in and Daddy was painting Kathy's toenails and I think he did both toes and fingers."
"That's right Sugar; he does and do you know why?"
"No I don't."
"Leslie, that is a special bonding time for daddy and daughter and Kathy likes your father that way and he really likes doing it. Daddy likes to bring Kathy and Mommie L' Oreal samples and he likes to help keep us be fashionable and pretty. He's so sweet that way. And Honey remember tomorrow afternoon just as soon as both he and Kathy are home he's going to tell us about Miss Creswell's grooming changes at work."
"Leslie, Mommie has to get the phone. It may be Daddy. He said he'd call about now. Why don't you go check in the mirror to see if your curlers are okay."
"Hi dear, how are you and Miss Creswell and the other men doing? Great. You mean you all did. Oh how wonderful and exciting. How did they take it? Interesting. You mean you're going to be his boss now with Miss Creswell's supervision? He's not there now is he? So you'll break the news to him Tuesday. Oh Honey say hi to Leslie. Here Sweetie … it's Daddy."
"Hi Daddy, yes you mean Mommie told you about my day already? Oh Daddy, yes I'll tell you all about it myself tomorrow. Yes Daddy, Mommie put my hair in curlers, I hope it's okay. Oh Daddy thank you, thank you. I love you too and I can't wait to see you. Here's Mommy."
"Yes sweetie I think we'll need some more samples. I love you too. Bye."
"Honey remember Mr. Sanders, the man at work that kind of bullies daddy a bit. Well, your father has been promoted over Mr. Sanders to a job that Mr. Sanders had wanted. It's wonderful news and a credit to your father. Miss Creswell thinks your daddy has a fresher approach to her goals and objectives and thinks Daddy is MORE OF A TEAM PLAYER. Now honey, pat your curlers for Mommie and we'll talk about your hair and tomorrow at the Wilson's."
First Attempt 14"
"Leslie, let's talk about your day tomorrow with the Wilson's. Honey, Mrs. Wilson said you should plan to arrive about 9:a.m. with your hair still up in curlers. Mr. Jackie plans to start on you boys after Betsy, Mrs. Wilson does his comb-out. That will give you all time to get your hair all prettied and still spend some time with Kevie and Bobbi up in their room. But honey you'll have to come home about noon because after the Wilson's hair and dressing preparation is done they are going to drive over to visit the boys' grandparents, aunt, and nieces. That will give me time to pick up a few things shopping and get us both back to get ready for your father and Kathy. Now Sweetie what would you like to wear to the Wilson's for your comb-out?"
"I'm not sure Mommie, what do you think?"
"Now Leslie, I want to know what you'd like. What did the boys wear for their curler sessions?"
"They both wore white shorts with their HELLO KITTY tops and they had tennies with pink lace to, I guess, match their tops." But Mommie, I don't think I have anything like that, do I?"
"No sweetie but I think Kathy does. Let me run in and bring something out to see what you think. And while I'm doing that do you know what you could do?"
"No Mommie, what?"
"Leslie why don't you get out Mommie's compact and check your curlers and lips. Would you do that for Mommie?"
"Oh yeeesss, Mommie, I will."
"Now look what Mommie found sweetheart. These shorts are just like the boys might wear and see the side zipper. And here's the top and shoes. They're both a matching lilac color."
"Oh Mommie, What's the top have written on it? I can't see it for the wrinkle."
""There now sweetie, you can read it now."
"Oh Mommie, it says TOMMY GIRL."
"What do you think Honey? Do you like it?"
"I kind of do Mommie but I'm not a girl."
"No you're not Leslie but you are a very pretty boy and Mommie thinks it would be okay if you wore it. And Honey, you would make Mommie very happy and well sugar you would look so sweet-----."
"Okay Mommie but do you want me to try them on now?"
"No sugar plum, but tell Mommie, did you check in Mommie's compact?"
"Yes I did."
"What did you think, did you pat to check your curlers and check your lipstick?" What did you think and feel?"
"Yes MOTHER, my curlers felt okay and they do make me feel secure. And Mommie, I like the way my lipstick makes me look but do you think maybe, Mommie, well a, well, I might need a little more?"
"Oh Leslie Honey I'm sooo proud you noticed. But this time I want you to hold the compact just like I did and good, open and turn the lipstick out … very good sugar … and then slowly bring it to your lips and, now honey slowly smooth it. Now there---and now down to the lower lip."
"Mommie, did I do it okay?"
"Oh you did Mommie's soooo proud of you and, well sweetheart, you look so pretty. I think you might have the makings of a very fine cosmetologist. But Leslie, it's getting late and since you have such a big morning at the Wilson's, Mommie thinks it's just about bedtime. But before we do Mommie's wants a kiss from her beautiful boy. Sweet … Honey lightly on the lips but Mommie's going to show you how women, girls and some men kiss so they don't muss their make-up. Good honey, cheek touch but our lipstick lips give a sweet little air kiss. And Leslie, one more thing; I think it would be nice if you started kissing your sister Kathy and Daddy when you haven't seen them for a while."
"Can I ask you something Mommie? You know when I reeeaaaly got the squigglies and you had to change my pad? Mommie, why did that happen?"
"Honey, sometimes when a young boy who watches his mommie or sister do things and he finds it interesting and exciting to be like them and when you saw yourself in Mommie's mirror with pretty lips and curlers … well, it was a very nice warm and naturally exciting moment for you. And I'm so happy I could share that first moment with you."
"I am too Mommie."
"Now just one more thing. I want to get a photo of you holding the same dolly Mommie was holding when that picture was taken."
"Good Honey, when I tuck you in, if you want to you could sleep with Mommie's dolly."
"Oh Mommie, I'd like to."
"Good night sugar. Mommie loves you and I'm going to go call Daddy and wish him good night too."
"Good night, Mommie, I love you too."
First Attempt 15"
"Oh yes, Leslie, I need to do a couple more things. First, Mommie's going to put her sleep bonnet on over your curlers so you stay secure tonight. There, Does that feel better?"
"Yes it does Mother."
"Now Mommie needs to take off your lipstick so we don't get it on the covers."
"Oh Mommie, do you think we could leave a little bit on? I reeeally like the way it looks and feels on my lips."
"Well honey, if you don't mind helping me with the laundry tomorrow."
"Oh I will."
"Okay sweetie and since you'll have pretty lips maybe you could kiss your dolly some just like Mommy used to do."
"Would I be playing like I'm the Mommie?"
"Well Leslie, you could be the Mommie but I think it would nice and fun if you're the dolly's daddy. Mommie thinks you'd make a very pretty daddy and your dolly would like it."
"Okay Mommie but what would my dolly's name be? She wearing a dress and she has pretty long hair. Is it a girl dolly?"
"Leslie you can decide. For you it could also be a pretty boy dolly who's being taken care of by his beautiful daddy. Would you like that?"
"Okay Mother, We'll both be boys. Mommie, would you kiss both of your boys night- night, please? Thank you Mommie, night, night."
THE NEXT MORNING
"Good morning Leslie. Did you sleep well?"
"It took me a long time to get to sleep and the curlers felt so different but I finally did."
"Good sweetie, Mommie needs to do a curler check and then we'll get robes and go down for breakfast. Then it will be time to get you to the Wilson's. And Leslie, Mommie has a little surprise for you."
"Oh what is it, Mommie?"
"Well, I talked with Betsy Wilson again and she invited me over to watch your comb-out. Since this is your first one. Mommie reeeally wants to be there and it was so nice of her. But then I can't stay for the boys' hairdos because I have to do some shopping for both you and your daddy."
"What are you going to get Mommie?"
"Honey, it's going to be a surprise but it's not you or your daddy's purses. We'll do that together on Monday'.
"Now that the dishes are done let's both go upstairs and get ready. Here, hold Mommie's hand. Now Mommie's going to lift your nightie off--there--now please step into Kathy's panties. Good. Now Mommie has to be careful with your blouse so we don't disturb your curlers--easy honey--there. That looks so cute on you. You look like a really pretty Tommy Girl but you're really Mommie's pretty Leslie boy. Now for our white shorts--good---now pull up the zipper on the side. Now for your socks and tennies. Oh honey you look so sweet. Now I want you to turn around slowly for Mommie a couple times. Good. You are soooo precious. Now Leslie let's go to the mirror and you can do more turns to see yourself. Good Honey … now turn with your hands patting your curlers. Perfect, but hold it Sweetie, Mommie's going to take a few photos. Now what do you think, Sugar?"
"OOOOH Mommie, I just love it but what will Kathy think if she finds out?"
"OH Leslie, I don't think she'll be too surprised. In fact maybe you should ask her if you can watch the next time she has daddy do her nails. But Honey, Mommie has one more surprise."
Oh what, Mommie?"
"Do you remember when I told you that Mr. Wilson sometimes wears make-up? Well he's going to make himself up before he does you boy's comb outs and when I told Betsy we had done your lips last night well, they both suggested it might be fun you to wear a little bit of lipstick for your comb-out. Would you like that?"
"Weeeel, I uh … uh kind of really would but what will Kevie and Bobbie think?"
"Honey, I think it will be okay so now hold your chin up. Here comes Mommie's lipstick. There … so pretty … now give Mommie a tiny check kiss. You're so sweet. You really are Mommie's pretty boy. Now here's a purse of Kathy's you can borrow so you have one to carry. Come on now sugar. We're going to the Wilson's now."
First Attempt 16"
"But Mommie, what if someone sees me like this? I don't think boys are supposed to do or like girl things, are they?"
"Now listen to me Leslie, it's true that there are many men and boys don't do girl things and I think I want you to understand why. You see sweetie, many men and boys have lots of hormones in their bodies and it's called testosterone and that's what makes men and some boys big and strong and rough and aggressive. But even those men and boys have another hormone called estrogen. There are even a few other hormones like estrogen but those are the hormones that women and girls have that make us pretty, dainty, and feminine. But even the rough men have estrogen in their body, they just don't have enough and Mommie thinks all men in boys should have much more. But honey, there are many special men and boys that are lucky enough to have lots more estrogen and if they do their estrogen can overwhelm the testosterone and those lucky men and boys can turn out to be more soft and gentle and pretty, just like you. And what's more Leslie even some of the rough boys can secretly want to be more like their mothers and sisters and they usually sneak around and put on sister's clothes or their mommie's lipstick when they think no one is looking. But sneaking around is wrong. Again, listen Leslie, I'm soooo proud of you because you came to me to tell me about hair day at the Wilson's. And sweetheart, I want you to know anytime you want to get pretty like Mommie or Kathy all you have to do is come tell me and I'll love helping you."
"But what about Kathy and Daddy?"
"Remember, you must be open and honest about your feelings and I think you'll find that daddy and Kathy won't not only be surprised they might enjoy helping you. And I think it would be a good start when they get home later today for you to greet them with a nice sweet kiss and by then you can show them your new hair-do and tell them about your day. And I know daddy wants to share his exciting work news with us. We're almost to the Wilson's so why don't you get your compact out and check your lips and pat your curlers. And sweetheart you look soooo cute with Mommie's scarf over your curlers. I bet Mr. Jackie will be impressed you've been so careful with your curlers."
"Oh hi Betsy, it's so nice for you to invite me."
"Janet, you are soooo welcome. And my husband is really looking forward to having little Mr. Leslie help him with the boys comb-outs. Honey, the Smithson's are here."
"Hello Janet, I'm Jack and it's soooo nice to meet you. Betsy has told me so much about you and your family."
"Oh Jack, or is it Mr. Jackie? It's my pleasure. But ohhh well Betsy told me about your look for today but, well Jack,, Jackie, you are JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!
"Thank you Janet, Betsy did my comb-out earlier and I wanted my boys to watch me do my make-up before you both got here. I'm so pleased you have such a progressive and liberal approach to my family's way of grooming."
"Leslie honey say hello to Mr. Jackie and doesn't he look just beautiful?"
"Hello Mr. Jackie. I'm really excited about today. You are just so pretty and beautiful."
"Oh Mommie, I may be getting a tummy tickle or even a small squiggly, Mommie!
""Will you excuse us for a moment and point me to a restroom? I have to help Leslie just a moment."
"Leslie, Honey, unzip please, there. Mommie needs to give her boy a new pad. There Sweetie. Now Mommie's sweet boy is secure and protected."
"There now, Leslie will you sit down in my chair? I'm going to start your comb-out while Betsy and your mother watch. Judy, please tell your brothers to come out. We're starting with Leslie's hair. Yes, I think they're getting ready to serve coffee."
"Oh hi Leslie!"
"Oh Leslie, I love your look!!"
"Thank you Kevie, hi Bobbie."
"Okay Leslie, time to make your hair all pretty."
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