Is there a word that means "what a shame!"?
Here's the context: there's a women, Cher Lair, being interviewed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She's a mother of 6 sons and has finally found out she is pregnant with a daughter - her dream come true. Her husband tells Ellen that, having given up hope of ever having a girl, they gave away the box of baby girl's clothes Cher had been collecting over the years. Here is what I'm trying to say:
"When Steven explains they are going to have to start over with shopping for the girl, Cher interrupts with the minor verb phrase “I did”, emphasising the irony and [what a shame!] of giving away the box."
The only word I can think of is misfortune. Does anyone know a word meaning "what a shame!" that fits into the sentence?