Kidsday reporter Edwin Flores, of The De La Salle School...

Kidsday reporter Edwin Flores, of The De La Salle School in Freeport, helps his mom at Flowers Beauty Salon in Franklin Square. Credit: Flores family

My mom works at Flowers Beauty Salon in Franklin Square. She is the one who cuts my hair.

I like to go there mostly every week. I help her by bringing her things she needs, such as nail polish or gel. I also grab the phone when someone calls. At the end of the day when the store is about to close, I wet a towel at the sink and clean all the tables and chairs.

Another way I help my mom is  at the register. I give customers their change and I always say, “Have a good day.” I know most of the customers and I would see them even outside.

Right next to the store there is a bagel store, so I would walk there and I get my mom a coffee, and an Arizona watermelon drink and a bacon, egg and cheese for myself.

My favorite part is when my mom makes designs on customers' nails. When I go there close to a holiday sometimes her customers ask her to make special designs. My favorite design that I saw was a Christmas tree, and she added a lot of detail, like ornaments. Another of my favorites was when a customer asked her to make a soccer player.

Another great reason to go is because my friend is right next to my mom’s job, so I would walk to a Chinese restaurant. We hang out at Carvel or a pizzeria. Going to mom’s job is a lot of fun.

Christina Buttigieg's sixth-grade class, The De La Salle School, Freeport

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