In citing a paper by myself and others in my thesis, suppose my surname is A and that I have a paper jointly with B and C. I want to cite it, and normally, I would write
A, B, and C showed that this can be done [ABC15].
However, in my thesis, it feels more natural to say
Together with B and C, we showed that this can be done [ABC15].
Which is better? Are there better options?
In other words, should I pretend that A is some random dude when it is in fact the author of the thesis the reader is currently reading?
For context: This is a thesis in theoretical computer science/algorithmic graph theory/parameterized algorithms/complexity. I prefer to use "we" as is usual in mathematical texts.