An iNtroduction to Cogito Ergo Mum

We need a staring point I guess. We need a quick intro via a pretty familiar philopshopical quote, and I suppose I ought to set a few ground rules.

So, for the quote: Cogito Ergo Sum, or I think, therefore I am (Descartes). I think the ‘I’ is pretty important. But ‘I’ gets lost a lot, in pop-tech-culture* (iEverything), and I also gets lost here in my home.

However pedantic a point it may seem,  I think that it is probably worth noting that in this blog I need to be a capital ‘I’, with a space between myself and the next word. That’s the very least that I expect from this humble existence. Let me assure you, there will be no ‘iThink therefore iAm’ shenanigans going on here.

We know babies don’t sleep. We know toddlers have tantrums. And we know that the love and desire for our families’ survival can be so strong and so all consuming that we sometimes lose our sense of selves. Parenting philosophers old and new, your big fat stand alone capital ‘I’s are safe here. Speak for yourselves. Don’t be rude, don’t be mean but don’t be afraid to challenge and to say what you think.

And mothers everywhere, I have convinced myself of a  tiny but important truth – I need a tiny bit of space between myself and the rest of the world. Just sometimes, just every now and again. Perhaps you do too?

*Made up term

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