Yep, this is an actual conversation with Maymay.
Maymay: Momma, why can't we speak Spanish?
Me: Because we've never learned to speak it.
Maymay: But Mexicans speak Spanish and we're Mexican. Why can't we speak it?
Me: (I stopped what I was doing and looked at her.) um.....hon? We are not Mexican. Why do you think we are?
Maymay: (Nodding her head ferociously) We are!
Me: No. No, we aren't hon. Oh man, what's going on in that brain of yours?
Maymay: (DEEP sigh, kinda like she's having to explain the incredibly obvious to me.) Momma. We are from Texas. Texas was owned by Mexico. So that means we're Mexican. Why can't we speak Spanish if we're Mexican?
Me: um.........Sweetie. Texas was ruled by Spain, Mexico, France, Texas, and the good ole USA. That makes Texas a hodgepodge of culture and wonderfulness. We are from Texas which means we are a part of the tapestry that makes up Texas history. All of the countries that ruled Texas left a piece of themselves there and that makes Texas a very special place. We are Texan. (I was feeling intensly proud of Texas and my explanation.)
Maymay: Why can't we speak French?