Kaavia James proves she’s the ultimate “Shady Baby” in a video posted on Instagram by her mom, Gabrielle Union.

In the video, the 3-year-old turns to Union while blowing into her hand, giving the actress a subtle hint.

“Watch this,” Kaavia says as she demonstrates the gesture to her mom.

“Is that cause my breath stinks?” Union responds with playful dismay.

“Yeah,” the Shady Baby responds bluntly, after which Union asks what she should do about the funky situation.

“Do this,” James responds, smiling coyly into the camera.

In the post, Union comically wrote, “It really be your own kids,” adding, “@kaaviajames is something else.”

The comments were filled with laughing emojis and praise of James’ shade. The Perfect Guy actor Michael Ealy commented “Me love her!” Dope actress Kiersey Clemons also commented on the post, saying, “Your face. So shocked. So offended lmaoooooooo.”

The video is one of many adorable moments between the iconic mother-daughter duo featured on Union’s Instagram. On Feb. 18, the multi-hyphenate star shared a video of her and James having a twinning moment. In the post, James copies Union’s sass as the two go back and forth, with James concluding the video by telling Union to check out the video. Union wholeheartedly laughs at the diva-inspired request.

Motherhood was no easy road for Union, who has shared her fertility struggles with multiple outlets and in her first book, We’re Going to Need More Wine.

“Fertility issues strike so many people,” Union told Today in 2019. “You do not have to be lurking in the shadows, going to your doctor’s appointment in full disguise. You are not defective. You are part of a very, very, very large community that understands every step you have been through. There is hope.”