At what age to we start to think dandelions are ugly weeds and not beautiful flowers?
This weekend, The Son, was very happy to pick these "beautiful flowers" for me while we were at the park and of course, he insisted that I wear them in my hair. I certainly didn't mind because it was so sweet and made him so happy but it got me thinking, why do we find dandelions in our yard so unappealing? As I drove him to preschool yesterday, he kept remarking at all the "beautiful dandelions" in the fields and you know what? They did look beautiful, all those pretty little specks of yellow dotting green. Now, I know they're not so beautiful close up but they're not all that bad either. All in all, I'm pleased that my little boy can find beauty all around him, as trite as it may sound, isn't that what makes life good?