um, what?

5yo: i know how to talk a little Chinese. ni hao.

me: that’s right.  that’s hi or hello.

5yo:  that’s also goodbye in Chinese.

me: i didn’t know that. 

5yo:  that’s because your hair is long.


5yo:  because grownups’ hair is long.

8yo:  grownups are older, longer, and more in your face.