Not For The Boys by Pamala Lavan
Pamala Lavan is a British Author who presently lives in Brighton on the south coast of the UK
Here is a transcript, taken from an audio file sent by the author, to give you a flavour of her book.
Pamala grew up with a with an older chauvinist brother Jonny who was four years older than me,who never helped with the housework and left it all to mum and me. I would often complain, how come Jonny never helps with the washing up or the housework, she laughed, he’s like his dad and thinks it’s girl’s work. As I called you should make him mum, but she laughed that off. Hence this went on all throughout my teenage years and even when he got married and had a daughter, with him leaving all the housework and even looking after the baby to his wife. He did as little to help with changing nappies and changing his little girl as possible, saying it was woman’s work again- a real neanderthal male chauvinist. However, one day when I was in my thirties, I meet a lady Jenny who told me that her younger brother who although a year younger than her who by the age of ten was bigger would bully and tease her, again never lifting a finger to help her mum or her with the housework. This all changed one day when she entered the backdoor and saw her brother in her pretty apron and floral pvc pinney with her pink marigolds doing the washing up. As she screeched with laughter, and he wailed with tears coming down his cheeks to let him go and remove his aprons. She said I then saw Lucy from next door with mum who laughed and said we’ve made a breakthrough with your brother who now sees the error of his ways and says he’ll now help with the housework from now onwards as he tried to say just the washing up. She laughed as it got more and more embarrassing for my little brother especially as he had to do the laundry and the shopping. He’s now acting as his wife’s house maid in some adorable aprons and does all her chores for her, even playing dollies and dress up with his young daughter who loves them playing with mummies dress-up box. When I told Jenny about my male chauvinist brother and wishing how I knew how to trap him as a young girl she said it’s never too late and so that we arranged that her and I would invite my brother over to mum’s house for a few drinks with him drinking far too much and having to be put to bed. Guess who ended up in a pretty nightdress and hair ribbons and when he woke up with the photos and videos done, he was completely under our thumbs. Having to wear pretty aprons and pinnies to do the laundry with a pretty handbag and purse for his pegs with hair ribbons to help his disguise. He then cried Oh No as his wife was standing there laughing at his new girly look and saying their five-year-old daughter will love her daddies new look with us ordering him to look and sound really girlie and him promising to do all the housework and laundry from now on. Of Course, he like her brother he got into more and more embarrassing situations to make his wife and neighbours and of course mummy and I laugh our heads off and suggest even more embarrassing things for him to do, with him having to do anything we say. His wife couldn’t believe when she joined him upstairs to bed and screeched when she spied him in the baby doll nighty and frilly panties, we had ordered him to wear, and her daughter ran in and spied her sobbing daddy. This got me thinking about various technics for sisters trapping brothers, girlfriends to trap boyfriend, but even better girls getting naughty ex-boyfriends who had dumped them and other girls trapping local boys such as asking them to teach them football and using pretty aprons and ballet to bring them to heal. I then realised with so many stories I could write a book on the topic and hence our book ‘Not for the Boys,’ came about. For enquiries email [email protected].
Ps You may hear some of the other ladies give some of the answers in this talk. They just wanted to take part for a giggle as they enjoy being part of the NFTB association.
Thanks, Pamala, for coming on the show.
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