Saturday, 5 January 2008

Me, Myself or I? A case of the illeisms

The strangest thing occurred to me this morning. Well, I say morning, it was well before 7am, so technically, in my mind, that's still the middle of the night. Anyway, whilst trying to convince a grumpy, tired yet awake, Gracie that it really was still the middle of the night and she need to go back to bed, it occurred to me that somewhere along the road of the bizarro and ever weird journey that is motherhood I've started referring to myself in the third person (when talking to the kids at least). Some examples?

"Mummy is tired/grumpy/hungry/really proud of you".

"Mummy needs you to do A, B or C".

"Can you please pass X, Y or Z to Mummy".

I'm not sure where this strange shift in my perception of me came from, or indeed when it started. I'm wondering if it's going to start spilling over into other parts of my life. Will I one day be at work and suddenly announce that "Marie is going for some lunch"?? Apparently, referring to oneself in the third person is a symptom of a narcissistic personally. Hmmmmmm. I'm not sure I like where that's going!

I seem to be having a day of musings today, which is quite apt, because my second musing was about the fact that I haven't shared much musing on here lately. I've been reading back over my old blog posts (what was that about being narcissistic?? ;)) and I realised that the kind of things I blog about have really change over the last 9 months. I've gone from waffling daily about what garbage has been swilling about in my brain to mostly being a blog-shaped showcase for my (sometimes dodgy) attempts at crafty projects. Hmmmm, maybe I need to have a reassess on that one and get back to more brain spillage blogging? Otherwise I'll just have to change the blog description on the profile, and that would just be a PITA.

Right, on that note. My other (though not necessarily better) half is home, so I shall have to be off. Back with more later....



Marmadaisy said...

I do that too. What IS scary though, is that I use "mummy" for myself when talking to dogs, cats and guinea pigs. Horses, goats and chickens get "food lady".
Do you think I have identity issues?

Lou said...

Lou says she knows exactly what you mean and often Lou talks to the munchkins in the third person! Lou would also like to make it known that, as much as she enjoys the ramblings, Lou is also quite partial to the crafty postings!

Right, Lou's off for her tea now; Lou's having curry tonight!!


Monkee Maker said...

Phew! So I'm not alone .... not sure if you've made me feel better or worse though!


ps. I dare you to do that thing at work .... the lunch announcement ... :D