As much as I tried to convince the client that the style I designed dumkid in was the style they wanted for their mascots, they rejected it. They've chosen yet another style which I didn't think was too bad, but the want that and a mixture of another I was very hesitant in showing them in the first place.
Here's a lesson I learned a long time ago but recently, I've obviously forgotten.
If you don't like a design but you think the client will. Don't show it to them, because they will choose that one.
It's not necessarily a bad thing, oh well, as does everyone, I know what I like.