Matt and Kristine have six kids, but only two of them star in a viral YouTube video that racked up more than 100 million views. The footage begins with Mom telling them to go to bed, but the way the twins react to her command is jaw-dropping for parents around the world.
Matt and Kristine are parents with six adorable children named Alyssa, David, Zac, Chris, Michael and Owen. The family are based in California, but they are very well known the world over. People from all sorts of different countries know all about the family’s daily life.
That’s because the family have their own YouTube channel that has proven extremely popular with the online community. In fact, their successful channel boasts a crazy amount of subscribers – nearly seven million.
The family’s channel is called Family Fun Pack, and they use it as a way to document their colorful daily lives. A video camera follows them around as they visit theme parks, hang out in playgrounds and invent silly games at home.
Since the channel was established in October 2011, it has gone from strength to strength, attracting more and more followers along the way. Family Fun Pack now showcases hundreds of entertaining and family-friendly videos that people online can’t seem to get enough of.
But there’s one video in particular that blew all of the others out of the water. In terms of its view count, this footage stands head and shoulders above the rest. With more than 102 millions views, there’s got to be something pretty special about it.
The video begins with the couple’s twin boys sitting on the floor. At the time of filming, Zac and Chris were only one-and-a-half years old – and totally adorable too. The two of them are just hanging out on the floor when their mom comes along to ask them to do something.
It’s common knowledge that the bedtime routine can be a total nightmare for parents across the world. But when Kristine tells her twins to head to bed at the beginning of the video, the way in which they react is truly astounding.
At the very start of the footage, the mom can be heard saying, “Go to bed. Go to bed! Hurry!” These are words that normally make kids of a certain age run and hide, simply refuse or even feign illness to avoid having to obey.
But Zac and Chris do something totally unexpected. Not only do they immediately get to their feet, but they also start running in the direction of their bedroom. With each of them clutching a water cup, they make some seriously speedy progress.
When they reach the doorway of their bedroom, the two of them pile in and head towards their respective cribs. But it’s what happens next that totally stunned people online. The twins perform a quite amazing maneuver.
First, they each toss their water cups over the barrier of their crib. And then, they take hold of the wooden bars along the side of the bed and start to climb on. In just a couple of seconds, both Zac and Chris have pulled themselves up and over the edge of the crib.
The first of the twins to reach the summit finishes off the performance with a front flip, landing safely on the mattress below. The second toddler takes a little longer to get to the edge of the crib, but when he does get there, he launches into a belly flop.
In what can only be described as an incredible piece of footage, both twins successfully take themselves to bed. And the whole thing takes less than a minute. Even their parents were astonished by what happened, although it apparently became a regular occurrence afterwards.
“This is their favorite part of the day, when they get to parkour themselves into their beds together and see who makes it in first,” reads the caption below the entertaining YouTube video with a simply mind-boggling amount of views.
Other parents might spend part of every evening battling to get their children into bed, but for Kristine and Matt it looks like a much easier gig. Although it might seem as though they’ve been well trained, the parents claim that they “never taught them to do this.”
When Zac and Chris turned two years old, their parents filmed yet another video showing them doing the same thing. The clip shows the boys running and giggling towards their car-shaped beds before tucking themselves in and saying “night night” to their mom.
Interestingly, the parents had advice for other parents struggling to get their kids to bed. They suggested initiating the all-important “winding down” process early enough in the evening. They also said that kids should get used to going to bed at the same time every night.
Not only that but Kristine and Matt said that getting their kids out and about and exercising during the day are key to a smooth bedtime routine. They also admitted to giving their little ones a snack to have in bed “hold them over until morning.”
While Kristine and Matt had the night-time routine nailed while their kids were still young, it surely won’t stay that way. We look forward to the 2025 video. Then they might have a couple of grumpy teenagers on their hands with absolutely no interest in an early bedtime.