This isn’t the first time I have written about the advantages of being a single parent. One of the big advantages if you are co-parenting, (and there aren’t many advantages so you do have to make the most of them) is that you get a free babysitter on a fortnightly basis.
On Friday night, primarily to do some research for you all (honest!) I went to the Victoria and Albert museum (V&A) and their themed night on the Future of Dating.
Now, if ever you are fortunate enough to be child-free and in London on a Friday night then I’d recommend seeing what is on at the Tate or the V&A. What can often appear to be a stuffy art gallery or museum suddenly turns into hip, alcohol selling, music booming party venue. And you are surrounded by the most perfect and glorious artefacts owned by the nation. Alcohol and art is probably my idea of heaven.
Last Friday night, the theme at the V&A was the Future of Dating. I am aware that a few of you are living vicariously through my dating posts and are probably a little depressed following my recent disastrous dating posts so I thought I’d share some ‘research’ from my night.
A highlight has to be some quite stunning miniature sculptures illustrating what people do with their tongues during a kiss, a snog, a French kiss – whatever you want to call it.
Do you know what a French kiss looks like?
A guy in his early twenties, with a glorious French accent (I have a thing about French men) explained to me that physical expressions of love are by far the most sensual. I was following every word. I was melting.
He explained that the physical language of love is what we learn first as a baby, from our mothers’ caresses, from breastfeeding. We learn the warmth and sensuality of love expressed through touch.
The French student had produced these beautiful sculptures by placing a magnet on a tongue piercing of one of the couple and some metal receptors on the outside of the other person’s cheeks. A computer was then used to map the journey of the tongue around the other person’s mouth. The image was then printed in 3D to produce these beautiful sculptures.
I was enthralled by both the beauty of his accent and by the beauty of the French kiss sculptures. Art, alcohol and French men are definitely my idea of heaven.
P.S. Check out my Baby goes to Daddy posts for inspiration on what to do when your kids are with their other parent.