Garrett

Grade 5

Winnipeg
Manitoba

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The Meaning of Home

“Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes.” I really like this quote because to me it means at home my guard comes down. Shoes are a metaphor for being safe. There is no safer place then home! Do you agree?
Take your neighbors house for example. Have you ever been inside it? I had to one time because my sister was late. They made me comfortable and asked me if I wanted something to eat. It was nice but I felt nervous. I felt like I wanted to be home.
When I get home after school I open the door and Tango, my dog jumps on me. He missed me and I missed him. It’s hard to explain how it makes me feel but it’s a good feeling. My Dad plays hockey with me which is awesome. My Mom cares about me and sometimes plays tennis with me. My home is special because I feel safe there.
“Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes.” Home is a feeling, a safe place where your family can grow. Don’t you agree?

By Garrett