CHAGRIN: disquietude or distress of mind caused by humiliation, disappointment, or failure
For months now, I’ve been looking at the “I have a dream” project on the wall at Son’s school. The end of the phrase varied widely. Some kids wished for an end to hunger. Others wished for an end to homelessness. Some wished for the people to stop eating animals. One kid wished for less school.
I couldn’t see the kids’ names on the papers, so I was left to guess which responses belonged to which kids. I had a few likely suspects for the “less school” response. None of whom were my son.
So, imagine my chagrin when this lovely preschool memento was sent home:
Yep. That was my kid. Somewhere, Martin Luther King, Jr. is cringing.
Looks like Daughter may be Husband’s best hope for another Columbia grad.