Chapter 90, Part 1
The two brothers, Zhao Donglin and Zhao Donghe got off the bus and went straight to the restaurant with the four kids. When they arrived at the restaurant, they found that the situation was not right. The Li family even greeted the customers like hosts and even took care of the work of collecting money.
When Li Wangping’s sister-in-law saw the two of them, she did not show the slightest embarrassment. She smiled and welcomed them and said, “Brothers-in-law, you’re back? Aiyaa, I thought you were busy in the provincial capital and didn’t have time to return. The baby has been born for ten days.”
The words were said without any end. Zhao Donglin frowned and ignored her. Zhang Qiaoer was helping in the kitchen. Heidan took his younger siblings to the kitchen to look for their grandmother.
“Oh, what are you doing here? Are your parents here? “
“Dad and uncle are outside.”
“My mom went to see my little sister at my aunt’s place.”
Seeing her grandchildren, Zhang Qiaoer was very happy. She spoke to her son-in-law and left the kitchen with her child.
At first, in order to take care of the eldest daughter’s pregnancy, she didn’t go to the provincial capital with her son and daughter-in-law. Zhang Qiaoer has always been embarrassed. Her daughter had given birth smoothly. Despite the fact that she had given birth to a girl, they are not the type of family that values boys over girls. The pain of men and women is the same. There’s no difference. But the Li family’s sudden appearance made her very angry.
On the one hand, she took care of her daughter and her little granddaughter. On the other hand, she helped her son-in-law take care of the kitchen. She didn’t want to quarrel and cause trouble in the restaurant, so she endured it until now.
Today, when her two sons came back, Zhang Qiaoer suddenly had a feeling of finding the backbone.
“Have you eaten yet? What would you like to eat? Noodles or dumplings? “
It’s lunchtime at the moment. There are a lot of people eating in the restaurant, including individuals, couples, and groups.
After a long ride, the children were really hungry.
“We want noodles.”
“Okay, so Wait for grandma to do it for you. “
Li Wangping took the opportunity of serving food to meet up with Donglin and Donghe, but he didn’t dare to look directly at them; his eyes kept avoiding them.
“Brother-in-law, what’s going on?”
Zhao Donglin naturally asked about the appearance of the three sisters-in-law of the Li family. Li Wangping understood, and the Li family understood.
Before Li Wangping spoke, Li’s sister-in-law said it first.
“Brother-in-law, we are here to help. Caixia has given birth to a baby. We mean well. “
The second sister-in-law of the Li family also helped and said, “Yes. If you are in trouble, we will still have to stretch out our hands.”
If Zhao Donglin doesn’t understand what this means, all the rice for so many years will be eaten in vain. It’s a group of brazen relatives who set up the flag of “family affection” to beat the autumn wind.
Zhao Donglin smiled and sat down with the children. They ordered a bowl of noodles. Fang Fang and Yingbao shared a bowl.
“After eating, let’s go and see our eldest sister and go back to the village in the evening.”
With so many people, there must be no room for such a number of people in the county. It costs money to stay in the hostel. In addition, Jiahui has to go back to her mother’s house.
As for the Li family’s affairs, wait until they understand the situation clearly before talking about the rest.
They can only hope that their helping hand was sincere.
After eating, Zhao Donglin brought lunch for Jiahui and the others. Donglin went to the Meixiang dorm with Donghe.
This time, Meixiang also came back from school. Jiahui was talking to her about the wedding.
The Ji family has planned the wedding date. The wedding will be on the eighteenth day of the lunar month, that is, ten days before the New Year.
At that time, the school had a winter vacation, and everyone had time. What was not perfect was that Jiahui didn’t have much time to help Meixiang to prepare.
“Is your wedding dress prepared by the man?”
The Ji family was very sincere, with a gift of 888 yuan, ten cigarettes, 20 kilograms of fruit sugar, ten tables in a banquet in the county, and four popular items, which were watches, bicycles, semiconductors radios, and sewing machines.
If Meixiang marries Ji Zhenfeng, the Ji family will have to spend four or five thousand yuan.
“My aunt said she would buy me two sets of clothes. I also bought clothes and made some shirts and coats myself. The clothes are enough. “
At first, Meixiang thought about asking her sister-in-law to make her a wedding dress. She knew that her sister-in-law had great ideas for making clothes. But now, her sister-in-law is too busy. She has to attend classes, do housework, and take care of the children. Last time, my brother wrote back and said that sister in law had trained in the provincial Party committee, which made Meixiang even more embarrassed to cause trouble to Jiahui.
“In the twinkling of an eye, Meixiang will get married too. I have to think about what gift to give you.”
Meixiang is her closest little sister in this world. She’s well behaved, understanding, all the virtues that a girl should have. She has all of it.
Meixiang was like a little girl projected from Jiahui’s own heart, and everything about her made Jiahui very happy.
“Sister-in-law, there’s no need for that. You have given me enough gifts, and I can’t use them all in my life.”
If it weren’t for my sister-in-law, she might have married early, wouldn’t have taken the college entrance exam, wouldn’t have become a teacher in the county, and wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet Ji Zhenfeng.
Meixiang still has self-awareness and knows that if she hadn’t gotten into college and become a teacher, and her brother and sister-in-law were not so excellent, the Ji family would never have recognized her so much.
Dong’s family wasteland has been packed up most of the time, first with a hoe to dig the stones, weeds clean, and from elsewhere with a stretcher picked suitable for planting crops of soil over the pavement.
As soon as they arrived, they dug and leveled the soil. The labor force was really not that big. Not to mention the huge amount of 50 mu of land, the Dong family was almost tired.
Jiahui went back to her mother’s house and saw that her mother’s shoulders were swollen by the burden carrier, and her hands were cracked. Jiahui was very distressed.
“Mom, don’t be so anxious. Your body is the capital of the revolution. You can’t do well in so many places for a while. “
Chen Guixiang smiled and said, “It’s okay. It might look scary (the wounds), but I don’t feel it at all. “
Jiahui didn’t believe it. Although she doesn’t work much in the field, she knows how tiring it is to work in the field.
“Mom, you are taking me as a child. How can you not feel it? It must be very uncomfortable. “
Chen Guixiang then sighed and revealed the truth, saying, “We had so many lands that it made the family panic if they didn’t hurry up and finish cleaning it.” To tell you the truth, if we can stay up at night, we’d like to stay awake. “
She shook her head helplessly, knowing that her persuasion would not work, and turned to other matters.
“I’ve already asked about the saplings. There will be a batch of them in March and April after the new year. Don’t leave the land empty for a few months. It’s also good to plant some vegetables that are easy to grow and sell them. “
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