Prior to having kids I was fairly oblivious to flowers blooming around me (see my post on the subject here). Meg took an early interest in flowers and through her love of flowers, I began to take notice as well. Then one day Daffodil Lament made so much more sense. The song begins sad and depressed because the narrator is in a cold, cruel relationship. She is in a bleak winter. Then she decides to leave the relationship and suddenly she is seeing lovely daffodils everywhere. Her spring has come. Until I realized daffodils were one of the first flowers of spring, I simply couldn't fully understand the imagery.
We are at a park right now and Meg and Clare keep bringing me daffodils (which they claim they are not picking but only finding already on the ground) and saying, "Look mommy. It's spring." The daffodils do indeed look lovely today.