I remembered my mom used to say " Girls are like flowers, when in bloom, bees will gather and will take away its beauty". As a kid, I don't really understand what it means. But as years passed by, I realized the meaning of those words.
As a young woman, maybe 13 or 14 years old I had few admirers. Most of them went to visit me at home. And even if she doesn't show it, I can tell by the look on her face that she was not happy about it. I understand that she's only protecting me from getting into a relationship because of my young age. I was still so vulnerable and innocent that's what she always said.
And now that I have a daughter, I keep on telling her " Girls are like flowers".. Though she may not yet understand everything. I know just like me, she will someday remember that once her mom used to say those words "Girls are like flowers".. Then she will understand.