Tonight at dinner during a conversation we were having I made a comment about "all the little Chinese girls running around."A looked at me and said "Mommy, don't tell everyone?"
I asked her, "What am I not supposed to tell everyone? That you are Chinese?"She hesitated a moment and said, "Yes, don't tell everyone that I am Chinese?"
I am not sure who everyone is, it was just our family at dinner.Kurt tried to explain to her that anyone who looks at her will know that she is Chinese.
Later I did explain to her that since she was born in China she is Chinese, but now she is an American too. I don't think at the age of 5 she truly understands all of this, but it was kind of strange to hear her respond the way she did.