I'm not a parent, but I'm sure any mom or dad would tell you that one of the perks of having children is getting to mess with them a little.
However, even when parents are just trying to entertain their little ones, this can happen unintentionally -- with hilariously cute results.
This adorable little girl from California was so fascinated when a family member used their hand to make a shadow puppet on the wall. She was so absorbed by the sight, in fact, that her reaction to its "attack" was completely priceless.
"It got me! Save yourselves!"
Of course, she isn't the only baby to be startled by a shadow.
"Get away from me, evil shadow demon!"
Thank you, hilarious little children. You just made my day so much better.