My P2 student: (wistfully) I am the shortest in my class…

Me: (encouragingly) Never mind, next time you grow taller ok? Taller than me.

Student: Ok!
*resolute gleam in eye*
I ate cabbage today! (I’m-sure-it-will-work-look)

Me: uh…

Student helpfully adds: And spinach!! (“This-better-work, bitch” -look)