What does this mean in the context; we are back where we began?
Back in her kitchen, our first batch of spring rolls is done. “Count them,” my mother commands, “so I know how many more to make.”
I shake my head. “Can you do it?” I ask. “In Vietnamese?”
She smiles and complies. “Một, hai, ba, bốn…” With that, [we are back where we began.]
--- I don't understand exactly what the last sentence means in this context; "we are back where we began."
Could you please explain it to me?