Monday, October 21, 2013
Amongst Women - Madam's View
It appears Carrie has been delayed somewhat in reporting the latest events from my household regarding young Jack Swanson. It would not happen if he was under my supervision however under the circumstances I thought followers of Bea’s blog may be interested in some of my personal views on this and other issues.
I think first of all readers should know that while I am very fond of the boy, well what lady of a certain age could not be enamoured by such a sensitive creature, I was very upset when he absconded without so much as a by your leave. His actions have also affected his mother and Miss Strang and with good reason, after all, I had intended to make a substantial contribution to the school on the basis of his cooperation with my plans. However it does appear he has come to his senses and seems to be genuinely remorseful for his actions so I have agreed to give him a second chance.
It may seem surprising to some that I’ve insisted he adopt the role of a housemaid for the duration of his stay with me and while I have no doubt it will help Pamela with her play I must confess I do have an ulterior motive. In my defence it is one is borne out of a concern for his future and was prompted by an approach from his mother. Her new position at the Academy has entailed so much responsibility which will only increase because of the various plans my donation will pay for, she is very concerned she may not have sufficient control over him to prevent him from associating with an undesirable element particularly after school hours as well as at weekends. She’s well aware of the pitfalls for so many boys these days and is fearful for him in the current environment, agreeing with my view that properly supervised girls do not face similar dangers. I can empathise as I am sorely disappointed in Pamela’s unbecoming and almost masculine behaviour. It is something I blame myself for and I am determined that the dear boy will not turn out like her so it is imperative he is protected against coming under the influence of those uncouth macho types he is likely to come into contact with if not kept under strict supervision.
I have seen too many young boys ruin their lives by such associations and it is to this end that I decided to intervene -with the full agreement of his mother of course. Most males are either unaware or too stubborn to realise that embracing their feminine side would greatly enhance their lives which is why they should be taken firmly in hand and be forced if necessary in recognising a more feminine approach to life is a much better alternative than a life of meaningless masculine posturing. Young Jack has great potential in this regard and of course he would be of immense assistance in helping me to turn Pamela into the daughter I always wanted. Unisex clothing and by that I mean jeans, those dreadful shorts, cargo pants and such like young people wear these days make it far too easy for both sexes to get into all sorts of mischief -so much harder when wearing a pretty dress or tight skirt. I’m glad to say his mother see the merit in this view and thankfully is of the same opinion.
Naturally like most boys he has little or no idea of the importance of performing domestic tasks and his mother expressed a view that the role of a maid in the play was an ideal opportunity in not only helping Pamela but would also greatly benefit him in honing his domestic skills as well as teaching him some much needed respect for women in general and his betters in particular. Obviously I agree wholeheartedly, maids are an essential part of a well run household I simply could not imagine life without a maid and while I agree having a male maid is somewhat unusual I truly believe that once the individual is correctly uniformed in an apron and cap she will soon conform to her or in this case his role as a domestic servant. Perhaps he is fortunate in that he has some androgynous if not distinctly feminine features and characteristics so the only thing he really needed to be somewhat convincing were those wonderful breast forms, so natural and almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
In retrospect I suppose it was probably difficult for him in submitting to a feminine regimen but I very much doubt if he understands it really is for his own good, they rarely do after all. I hate to admit it but once I saw him in his girdle and bra I knew he would make a far prettier girl than Pamela, I could not say it of course and when I put him into his satin slip…. well he looked completely feminine and not only that but so vulnerable and submissive. Yes submissive…. a trait you rarely find in girls entering domestic service in recent times, why it has to be practically forced into them. They just do not seem to understand the very purpose of a maid is to serve her mistress and must do so with the appropriate degree of servility. Naturally this is the prime purpose of a maid’s uniform, not only is it to distinguish the maid from her mistress but also to ensure the servant girl knows her place at all times. For some peculiar reason they find it an extremely humiliating item to wear but once in uniform there is no doubt that it does greatly contribute to changing their attitude making them more compliant and obedient.
I suspect something of this sort was a contributing factor in Jack’s sudden and unexplained escape, well perhaps departure is a better word. His mother did tell me that despite his apparent compliant manner -which he displayed when I first encountered him at the lingerie store- there was also a typical male arrogance with all the horrible associated traits lying close beneath. That was something that needed to be nipped in the bud so while it was obviously extremely embarrassing for him to be dressed as a girl it must have been an excruciating humiliation to be dressed as a uniformed maid. I could tell how he hated being trussed up in a girdle but it was obvious that having his breasts attached was a truly mortifying experience. Perhaps that was a bit excessive but Pamela persuaded me he would really look convincing if he had them attached and she was right. It was delightful to see him squirm as he tugged at the bra as the unfamiliar straps bit into his soft flesh.
Once we got him into his uniform any idea of rebellion soon vanished. The merest hint of make-up and lipstick and he was indistinguishable from any other maid I’ve trained. Within minutes I had him curtsying perfectly, something else my friends say new recruits to domestic service refuse to do, which I feel is deplorable. Curtsying to one’s mistress should be an obligatory response from a well trained maid. I was determined that he should be trained properly from the outset, proper uniform, grey for day wear with a plain apron and cap and a more formal black uniform for the afternoon and evening with a more decorative apron perhaps with some frills or flounces and matching cap of course. It is interesting to note that once in his new uniform he displayed the same level of submissiveness as maids who took weeks to reach a similar level. Perhaps boys make better maids than girls.
Prior to his departure he had shown an aptitude for housework and there were occasions I observed him without his knowledge. It is always satisfying for a mistress to see her maid carry out her domestic tasks to the letter and I must say- Jack or Elizabeth the maid as I now refer to him – is an apt pupil. Perhaps it is mean of me to say so but it was amusing to see him go about his chores in an obviously unfamiliar mode of dress and restrictive foundations not to mention those wonderful additions to his chest. On a few occasions I almost laughed out loud when they popped out of their cups and he had to reposition them, something that happens to all girls I suppose, if his mother approves I really must have him fitted properly for a new bra. I had to supress my giggles as he tugged at his girdle as it rode up and how occasionally he adjusted his bra straps – just like a real girl!
As well as the housemaids I employ I usually engage a lady’s maid to attend me personally, I find house or parlour maids are not generally attentive to my special requirements. I was curious to see how Elizabeth would perform as my lady’s maid and apart from some minor errors I have to say he surprised me with his attention to detail. As a female domestic servant he has so much potential. At the moment I’m between lady’s maids ….. Hmmm ….I wonder.
I must go as I have to instruct the dear boy in some of the more personal duties of a lady’s maid. Hopefully that awful Carrie will have his report done soon.