Susan Keogh is a newsreader for Ireland's Today FM, as well as a mother to a four-year-old girl, Cosmopolitan reports. Some guy who time-traveled from 1956 took issue with her busy schedule and, according to Keogh, "trolled" her for her choices. Instead of letting it slide, Keogh penned a message for the guy and unnecessarily explained herself.
I was trolled earlier this week by a guy who thinks I shouldn't have a baby AND a job.— Susan Keogh (@suskeogh) January 29, 2016
Here's what I think - pic.twitter.com/8SKBtsHhNy
Dear Brave Man
I got your message. The one where you pointed out that if I missed my 4 year old girl so much while I'm in work, then I should just give up my job. Or quit posting pictures of her, at the very least. How had I not thought of that? So helpful.
I work for many reasons. I like my job. It's really important to me. Not saving lives important, I get that, but it's important to me. I enjoy it. It makes me happy & content. And as a result a better Mom.
I work Monday to Friday. That's 5 days where my child goes to preschool & crèche. The icing on the cake —I miss bed time most nights. Do you know how many people point that out to me? Too many. My husband leaves the house at 5 every morning. He misses 'wake up time' every day. Guess how many people point that out to him? You got it! None.
Do I feel guilty? Every day. Sometimes 10 times a day. Do I want time to stand still at weekends? Of course I do. But I work to provide a better future for my daughter. So when she's 16 & wants to go on the school ski trip I can say yes. Of course I fear she'll turn around & say she would have preferred it if I'd been at home with her all of the time but I'm hedging my bets. She'll pick the ski trip, right? RIGHT???
At the minute my baby wants to be a 'flower lady' when she's big, not sure if this means selling flowers or just wearing them. I don't care. I don't have a career to show her she can have one too. She can do what she pleases. And I guess that's why I do it. I want to show her that she can make choices. I want her to be confident enough to make the right ones for her. I want her to choose happiness."
And when I addressed you earlier as 'Brave Man' what I actually meant to say was 'Tosser'.