I have some boys with big crushes this year. I don't mind, as long as it does not get out of control. I did have to threaten to remove one boy from my class, but I never want them to feel like a crush is not a normal teenage experience. Heck, I remember my seventh grade crush on Mr. K., my shop teacher.
Anyway, in chapter 1 of The Giver, a teacher tells Asher that he was not distraught but distracted. The crusher of my class said, "Ms. Foti, I am distraught by your beauty."
I insisted that he might be distracted, but I certainly do not want him to be distraught over anything regarding me.
"No, Miss. I'm distraught. It upsets me."
Aw. Poor thing.