Expressions of shock and excitement, as cheerfully modeled by my brother and sisters.

I sandblasted your tattoos while you were sleeping. (!)

I'm only kidding, you would have felt that. (!)

Imogen Heap is coming to do a concert at your house. (!)

She wants to be your best friend. (!)

They've just confirmed that Santa Claus is really and truly real, and he's coming to your house with bags of loot. (!)