Li Yufeng slept in Han Cheng’s old room on her own.
Han Cheng’s bookshelf has long been moved to their wedding room, and Su Xiaoxiao’s dressing table has also become Han Cheng’s bookshelf. Han Cheng’s old room has basically become a guest room now.
Su Xiaoxiao leaned into Han Cheng’s arms and said, “Han Cheng, mother, and Xiao Bao are here. You can tell Zhao Xianfeng tomorrow that we will not celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with their family for now. If you want to visit the old man, we can go there next time.”
Even if Su Xiaoxiao didn’t mention this matter, Han Cheng will still talk to Zhao Xianfeng tomorrow. With an elder at home, naturally, the two families won’t come to Zhao Xianfeng’s family anymore.
“Don’t worry, I will tell him tomorrow. I met Grandfather when I returned the car last time, and I don’t need to go to see him. I also happen to be on vacation for the Mid-Autumn Festival, should we take Mom and Xiao Bao to the city?” Han Cheng said.
Su Xiaoxiao shook her head and said, “I’ve only been there for a while now, and we don’t have anything to buy there. The city is lively, but my mom may not want to go, so don’t bother. I’ve been approached by the school, and after the Mid-Autumn Festival, Fantuan and Zhuzi will go to class. Anyway, I only have one class every day. Xiao Doubao is so obedient that he can sit in the last row of the classroom and attend class together with his brothers. He won’t cause any trouble at all.”
Su Xiaoxiao hugged Han Cheng and rubbed his chest while saying, “We have a long time ahead of us.” Mom rarely visits us. Let me spend some time with her first.”
Han Cheng kissed her lips and said, “It’s all up to you, but it must be all up to me right now.”
Su Xiaoxiao clasped his neck and said, “Okay, it’s all up to you.”
The following morning, Li Yufeng was the first member of the family to wake up. She got up around five o’clock and prepared breakfast for the whole family.
When Han Cheng got up, she had already fed the chicks and cleaned the yard.
Han Cheng truly admires such hard-working people.
“Mother, did you get enough sleep?”
Li Yufeng waved her hand and said, “I’m too old to sleep that long. Why did you wake up so early? “
Li Yufeng looked behind Han Cheng. It was not just him; he was followed by a string of little radish heads that were rubbing their eyes and half asleep. She was surprised and said, “Why did you wake them up so early?”
Children who are five to six years old typically sleep at this hour. Even Xiao Bao sleeps until 7 o’clock. However, both of the children woke up without any fuss or noise, except for Xiao Doubao. They even greeted Li Yufeng. It was only her daughter who was still asleep, which came as a surprise to her.
Han Cheng patted the children’s heads and explained to his mother-in-law that he took them with him for morning exercise. He then instructed: “Go brush your teeth and wash your face.”
“Are you taking five- to six-year-old children to morning exercise?”
This Han Cheng, is he crazy?
Han Cheng reassured Li Yufeng: “Soldier’s children need to have a strong body. They can go to bed early at night if they didn’t get enough sleep. Don’t worry, Mother. It’s good for them,”
Li Yufeng didn’t say anything anymore, so she asked, “Xiaoxiao still asleep? Do you usually get up to cook breakfast?”
This lazy girl even makes Han Cheng get up and cook breakfast.
Han Cheng smiled and shook his head, “She’ll get up in a moment. The children like to eat what she makes, and she usually cooks it.”
In fact, Han Cheng has been cooking breakfast recently. Han Cheng knows that his mother-in-law embodies the traditional virtues of hard work and the simplicity of hard-working people. Li Yufeng also hopes that her daughter can inherit these virtues.
Li Yufeng finally relaxed.
A few cubs are now very proficient in washing themselves, and the speed is quite fast.
For Xiao Bao, since he grew up in the countryside, was able to take care of himself when he was very young. He didn’t originally plan to get up, but Fantuan said there was a big salted egg yolk like a copper pot by the sea, so he followed suit and got up.
Until he foolishly followed his uncle and started running, he was still in the clouds.
Xiao Yu’er is also very happy to have more friends join, especially when Fantuan said that Xiao Bao can catch snails, grab loaches, and dig out bird nests. Xiao Yu’er looked at Xiao Bao with admiration.
After observing the robust build of Xiao Bao, Zhao Xianfeng nodded approvingly and commented, “This little boy possesses good physical strength and would make a fine candidate for joining the army.”
After casting a brief look at him, Han Cheng retorted, “Don’t assume that everyone desires to serve in the military. Also, we won’t be visiting your place for the Mid-Autumn Festival, so please inform your family not to prepare too many dishes.”
When Han Cheng’s mother-in-law arrived, Zhao Xianfeng naturally understood the situation: “Zhou Yuhua was gathering supplies a few days ago and waiting for your family’s Xiaoxiao’s cooking. Xiao Yu’er will also be disappointed. Every day, this brat keeps saying that Fantuan is coming to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with us.”
Han Cheng said, “After dinner, you can bring him over to admire the moon together. Children like to be lively.”
The four little boys had a great time playing. They were reluctant at first, but now they like the morning run they do every day. For them, this is not just a morning exercise, but a gathering of friends to have fun.
The race among the children halted after running for a few laps. Zhao Xianfeng nodded and said, “That’s a good idea. I’ll tell them when I get home.”
Su Xiaoxiao was messed up by Han Cheng all night, and her biological clock is not quite on time. Li Yufeng pushed the door in and saw her lazy daughter sleeping soundly. She patted her buttocks and said, ” The sun is about to shine. If you don’t get up, the meat from the meat factory will be sold out.”
Su Xiaoxiao woke up in a relaxed manner, and upon seeing her mother, she hugged her and acted like a baby: “Mom, good morning.”
Li Yufeng is someone who has experienced it before, so how could she be unaware? Naturally, she was happy to see her daughter and son-in-law enjoying their “sweet time” together. She playfully pinched her daughter’s smooth face and said: “Get up quickly! No wonder Fantuan said he can’t eat meat—you woke up so late that even the meat factory won’t have any bones left.”
Su Xiaoxiao got up and said, “Well, tomorrow is the Mid-Autumn Festival, and I promised my babies to make moon cakes for them. Last time, I couldn’t buy a few salted eggs in the city. I have to buy more salted eggs today.”
Su Xiaoxiao hastily prepared herself and made a cup of malt cream for both herself and Li Yufeng.
Li Yufeng naturally couldn’t bear to drink, and as she looked at it, her chest ached. “You are really—how old are you? This is a nutritional supplement for children. You are such a big person, and you still grab food from your children.”
Su Xiaoxiao urged her and handed her a mung bean cake: “Mom, drink it quickly. Cooking porridge will take some time. Let’s eat something to deal with our stomachs first. If we don’t go out now, everything will be sold out.”
Li Yufeng had no choice but to take advantage of it. This malt cream and mung bean cake… was the first time Li Yufeng had such a luxurious breakfast.
Just as she put down the bowl, Han Cheng came back with the children.
Su Xiaoxiao welcomed him and said, “Han Cheng, there are a lot of things we need to buy today. I have to go to the market with my mother early. You take the children to eat breakfast in the cafeteria and go to work on time. Xiao Bao can take care of them. Xiao Bao, take care of your younger brothers, okay?”
Su Xiaoxiao rubbed Xiao Bao’s head.
Upon hearing this, the child also shouted that they wanted to go to the market with Su Xiaoxiao.
Su Xiaoxiao shook her head and said, “Not today. Let’s go tomorrow. I’ll take you there tomorrow.”
Today she has to buy almost everything that their house needs, and tomorrow she can take the children with her without any worry.
They arrived at the market only after 7 o’clock, and it was already quite crowded by then.
Li Yufeng chuckled, “I thought our commune’s supply and marketing cooperatives were already lively enough, but I didn’t expect that this place was livelier. “
Su Xiaoxiao led Li Yufeng to the queue to buy pork and said, “People here have wages and tickets, so they are more willing to spend more money on food compared to the people in our commune.”
Li Yufeng nodded and said, “Indeed, I think people here have a good life and are much wealthier than ours.”
As the mother and daughter held hands and conversed with each other intimately, they were almost pushed out of the queue by someone.
There was a dispute at the front of the line: “Everyone is waiting in line, and they have been waiting for a long time. You cut in line, and you still have the nerve to act like what you did was acceptable!”
A sharp voice shouted, “I was standing here just now. You shouldn’t blame other people for being blind!”
Another person said, “I saw you forcefully inserting, and you still want to argue!”
“I was standing here, if you don’t believe me, ask—”
The other party turned around and saw Su Xiaoxiao and her voice stopped abruptly.
Su Xiaoxiao blinked: It was so early in the morning; indeed, for enemies, the road is narrow.’
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