I've always loved being scared. I swear my house was haunted growing up. I can remember walking back to my bedroom and I'd get that feeling described on The Sixth Sense where the hair stands up on the back of your neck and you just feel like if you turned around someone would be there staring back at you.
Because I love this so much, like any good mother, I've tried to instill this love of being scared spitless into my children. It started with Aren when he was only nine months old and we were living with my mom while Rick was at basic training for the army. Aren was sitting in his high chair eating something very healthy I'm sure, and my mom snuck up behind him with the vaccum cleaner, held it up behind him and turned it on. It was the funniest thing I'd seen in a long time. He threw his food in the air, got a horrified look on his face, then immediately began to laugh. He was hooked. We still hide around the corner waiting for Aren to walk by so we can scare him and he still laughs out loud and says, "Good one mom."
We didn't want to leave Tatiana out of the loop so we're starting on her as well. The cool thing about Tatiana is you can scare her right in front of her face and get just as good of a reaction. Everyone should try this with their kids...family bonding time has never been more fun.