Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 221 - Uncle
The next day, Feng Yu brought Brother Ki to the hospital to visit his sister. Kirilenko had still prepared gifts, but when Feng Yu saw the gifts he prepared, he covered his face with his palm.
Kirilenko had prepared cigarettes and liquor from the Soviet Union. He had heard from others that it was China’s traditions to give these as gifts. But Li Shiqiang had quit smoking since his wife got pregnant and he seldom drinks now. The gifts prepared for Feng Danying was a red fox fur. He heard that Chinese women like fur products but he did not know that it was not auspicious to give these to pregnant women!
Luckily Li Shiqiang and Feng Danying accepted his gifts as they know that Kirilenko had given them these gifts because he was not sure of the Chinese taboos. Kirilenko was a bit disappointed that Li Shiqiang could not drink with him this time, but fortunately, their friendship remains.
Many people at the hospital saw Kirilenko giving gifts to Feng Danying. In China, foreigners attracted lots of attention, and those people were trying to find out about that pregnant woman’s family. How come even a foreigner visited her and still brought gifts. Her family must be some officials. So, foreigners also give gifts when doing business. This was the same as China!
A few days later, Feng Danying was in labor in the delivery room. Li Shiqiang paced up and down along the corridor outside the delivery room. His parents were also there with Feng Yu’s parents. Feng Xingtai didn’t even scold Feng Yu when he saw him skipping school to be at the hospital.
About an hour later, a nurse came out to notify them that the delivery was a success. Both the mother and child were safe, and it was a boy!
Li’s parents jumped up with joy. They wanted a boy. If it was a girl, they also could not show their disappointment in front of their in-laws. Anyway, their wish had come true.
Before the child was born, Li’s parents had prepared a few names. Feng Xingtai had wanted to name his grandchild, but Feng Yu stopped him.
Stop joking. His brother-in-law could not even name his own child, and you still want to name him? This child’s surname is Li.
Feng Xingtai got angry and scolded Feng Yu. Look at your classmates. Their children can even say grandpa now. What about you?
Feng Yu: “……”
Who was the one who said that he must attend university? If I am like them, you will get mad at me!
Li’s parents had checked the dictionary, consult fortune tellers and a Chinese literature professor before deciding on the name, Li Chixing. It meant the unity of knowledge and behavior.
Feng Yu wanted to tell them that it would be troublesome for the child if there were different pronunciations for the characters. But he had no say in this matter.
That day, Li Shiqiang’s father and Feng Xingtaii got drunk. The education level, jobs, and environment of these two were very different, but they were able to chat happily. It was because they only talk about their son, daughter, and grandson.
Li Shiqiang’s mother took the opportunity to suggest Feng Danying quit her job. Anyway, they do not lack money and wasn’t it better for Feng Danying to stay at home to take care of her son?
Feng Xingtai and his wife also supported this idea. All of them still have the old mindset where women had to stay at home and take care of children while men got to work. Many years back, the Feng family was also like this.
Feng Yu does not like this way of thinking. He had spoken to his sister and his sister like her job as a nurse. She said that she felt good when she saw patients recovering well.
His Sister had told his brother-in-law about this, but Li Shiqiang was still at the hospital accompanying Feng Danying. Feng Yu could only bite the bullet and expressed his sister’s thoughts.
“Dad, Mum, I think Sis can go back to work after her maternity leave. Her maternity leave can be longer, and she can go back to work when her son is older. Brother-in-law had said that he would set up a hospital for sis next year.”
Feng Xingtai gave Feng Yu a stare. He felt that it was too tiring for his daughter to work and it will be better for her to relax at home and look after her son.
Li’s parents were feeling a bit embarrassed. If Feng Yu were an average kid, they would insist on their daughter-in-law to quit her job. But the Li family’s wealth today was all because of Feng Yu.
They were also not sure when it started, but they felt that the Feng family were more capable than them.
They naturally would not look at Feng Yu like any other normal kid. They respect Feng Yu’s opinions, and they wonder if Feng Yu had discussed with his sister about this matter before.
“Xiao Yu, it will be tiring to run a hospital. Why not wait until her child enters kindergarten, and then we discuss this?” Li’s mother said. But this time, her tone was not as firm as before.
Feng Yu shook his head. Wait until the child enters kindergarten? Then at that time, you will say wait until the kid enters primary school. After primary school, you will say wait until university. This will be dragging forever, and until then, Sis will be too old to do anything!
“Auntie, didn’t you work when Brother Li was young? Look at Brother Li, tall and fit, and he is also very successful now. We can hire someone to look after the child and Sis can look after the child after she finishes work.”
Feng Yu was implying that Li Shiqiang’s parents were both working in the past and his grandmother had to look after him. Why can’t they do the same thing now? Their financial situation then cannot be compared to now. With Li family’s current situation, they can easily afford to hire a nanny to look after the child.
Li Shiqiang’s father said after keeping quiet for a sometimes: “Let’s wait until the child is slightly older and ask Shiqiang and Danying’s opinion.”
When they step out of Li family’s house, Feng Xingtai angrily asked Feng Yu: “Xiao Yu, why do you insist your sister to go back to work? Set up a hospital? What hospital are you talking about?”
“Dad, everyone has their dreams. Sister’s dream is to set up a hospital. We have the conditions now, why not help her fulfill her dreams? Furthermore, staying at home looking after her child is too boring! Auntie is also reaching her retirement age soon. Why not ask her to apply for early retirement and look after the child. You can ask mum, is looking after children a tiring task?”
Zhang Muhua nodded: “Xiao Yu is right. Even if our daughter is married into the Li Family, she should also not follow whatever they say. Last time, you were working in the fields, and I had to look after the both of them. Do you know how tiring it is?”
Feng Yu’s parents stayed at Li Shiqiang’s apartment while Feng Yu return to his apartment next door. When he opened the door, he saw Wen Dongjun sitting in front of the TV watching some videos with a tin of biscuits. On the floor, there were lots of biscuits crumbs!
“This is your dinner? I thought you said that you are eating in school?”
“The school canteen’s food is terrible. I should have gone to Brother Li’s house for dinner. What did you all eat just now?” Wen Dongjun asked while stuffing his face with biscuits.
Feng Yu replied: “Nothing much. We only had Dongpo Pork Trotters, Braised carp, Chicken, and mushroom Stew……”
Wen Dongjun angrily stuffs 2 pieces of biscuits into his mouth: “There is so many good foods, why didn’t you bring back some for me?”
He was shouting, and biscuit crumbs were flying out of his mouth!
Feng Yu shrugged his shoulders. Damn, you think I am eating at a restaurant?
“Eh, your sister’s child is a boy or girl? Cute?”
“It’s a boy. But he is nowhere near cute.”
Feng Yu did not have any children in his previous life, and when his nephew was born, he rushed in front to carry him. He thought that his nephew would be like the cute babies he saw on TV, but……
Newborn babies look worse than monkeys!
From today onwards, Feng Yu became an uncle.
Translator notes: Hahaha, monkeys… I agree with the author.