Mum of 1 Storm Keating has hit back in a major way after a negative comment on Instagram seemed to strike a nerve ?
The 35-year-old Aussie blogger, who now lives in London with Boyzone hubby Ronan Keating, wrote a mini essay in response to a remark on a photo of her son, 6-month-old Cooper, being buckled into a plane seat.
“Buckling up for another flight #norwaybound #littleworldtraveller #cooperkeating #cooperthetrooper #loveshisplanes #cute,” she happily captioned the Insta snap.
Until someone chimed in to call her little one a “poor bugger” – that is.
“We think lucky bugger!” she wrote back. “We could easily employ nannies or staff to look after our little man while mummy & daddy have to work, but despite it taking more effort and organisation, we choose to take him almost everywhere with us.
“We stick together as a family as much as possible (which is a very privileged position to be in – not all families have that luxury!)
“Of course it’s not the easy option for @rokeating and I, but we’ll do whatever it takes for our little guy – we don’t want to miss a thing and we don’t want him to miss either of us also. Not if we can help it.”
It does seem Storm was feeling particularly attacked by this comment, and went on to defend her skills as a mother, and Ronan’s abilities as a father…
“For Cooper to have two parents who are so hands on despite their crazy lifestyle and work schedules is a blessing and it shows in Cooper.
“He is the happiest little baba who very rarely even cries (!) and who has been sleeping through the night since he was 7 weeks old (12hrs a night since he was 4.5 months old!).
“He can go anywhere, sleep anywhere and his routine is flexible. He is so loved by so many (not to mention his big brother and sisters who live a plane flight away and would never get to see if he didn’t travel) and he is so content… I think that says it all really.
“Must be doing something right heh? Jumping on a plane is an adventure for him and the life experiences he has when he lands in different cities and countries is invaluable.
“I feel very proud actually. I’m a fantastic mummy and I know that in my bones.
“My husband is also an incredible father and my heart bursts every time Cooper’s face lights up when he sees him. Cooper is one very fortunate and lucky little man.
“If only all children in the world could be so loved and cared for ❤️ ”
We should quickly note: whether or not your baby sleeps through early – or even cries a lot – is often more luck of the draw than anything else!
BUT we totally get why Storm’s responded how she has – if someone touches on a sore spot when it comes to how you parent, or perhaps something about your mum life that makes you feel a twinge of guilt every now and then, it’s just basic instinct to snap back and defend yourself.
We really, really wish Storm didn’t feel she had to explain herself, though. Why should she have to justify the fact that little Cooper’s been jetting around with mum and dad lately?
Put simply: she shouldn’t.
Luckily, Storm’s fans were quick to echo her sentiments, give her a bit of support and remind her that, of course, she’s doing a brilliant job.
Sometimes, that’s what we really need to hear ???
Images: Instagram/Storm Keating