I know. Your reaction is likely similar to my grandson Josiah's reaction. He told me Dandelions are weeds, not flowers, but I told him I still loved them anyway! I had this conversation with my grandchildren last year, so this year when the first Dandelion bloomed in my yard, my grandson Caleb ran out and picked the yellow flower-weed for me!
So, why do I love Dandelions? My husband is baffled by this, because he shares Josiah's view of them . . . just weeds which pop up all over his yard! But, I love them because they are sunny, bright and children are able to pick them to their heart's content and no one will tell them to stop picking the flowers!