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Mommy-blogger, Mary Katherine Backstrom, who ruins the popular website, “Mom Babble,” felt on top of the world last week.

As the stay-at-home mom wrote on Facebook, following a recent change in her daily medications, she was feeling good, so good that she thought nothing could stop her.

Posted by Mary Katherine Backstrom on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

On July 31, Backstrom explained:

So, I was a kick butt mother this morning. My doctor upped my medicine last week and I’ve been feeling goooood. No more out-of-control, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type parenting for this mama.

Not anymore. I am Mary Freaking Poppins, y’all.

The mom went on to say that on that day, in particular, she found enough time to bake muffins, read books to her children, and even pick out “adorable matchy-matchy outfits, all before school.”

The day had started so well that she bragged on Facebook about how her kids “didn’t even fuss when I got them dressed” and how patient and gentle she was when they had “their breakfast table meltdown.”

Backstrom wrote, “I was pretty much a bastion of parenting perfection,” but that’s when things started getting a little fuzzy:

Somewhere between packing lunch boxes and brushing ponytails and generally herding cats (like moms do), I threw my black skirt in the dryer to get the wrinkles out. Who has time for an iron, ammiright?

Not me! I was busy being SuperMom. Into the minivan kids! Time to sing happy songs on the way to school!

We got to the preschool five minutes early, and when the teachers pulled my babies out of the car, I blew kisses. “Bye kiddos! Mommy will be back at 3!” Maybe we will bake cookies. #Fromscratch

Then I drove to my doctor’s appointment all the way across town with ten minutes to spare. That’s right. GLANCE UPON MY GREATNESS, YOU UNDERLINGS. I am SUPER MOM.

I hopped out of my van with my Starbucks and my side ponytail and…WHEEE is it breezy today or is it me?”

So, I was a kick butt mother this morning.My doctor upped my medicine last week and I’ve been feeling goooood. No more…

Posted by Mary Katherine Backstrom on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

And that’s when she realized she made a pretty sizeable mistake earlier that morning:

Omg. no pants no pants no pants NO PANTS!!!! My skirt is still in the dryer!!!!

But now my appointment is starting so I guess I’ll be clinging to this tunic like a wet cat to a curtain for the next two hours?!  And OH. I just realized I’m wearing floral granny panties. The HOLY kind, if you hear me. NOOOO!!!!!!!

YES Lord, I have heard Your voice. Pride cometh before the fall and I was was so proud—SO PROUD—to be Mary Poppins.

Welp. I guess it’s true that I won’t be flying by the seat of my pants, today. Because I DONT HAVE ANY FREAKING PANTS.

Shortly after posting about the mishap, Backstrom went viral, with several hundred people thanking her for making their day. Some even wrote that it was one of the “greatest things they’ve seen all day.”

Could you imagine?

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