Grade 6

New Brunswick


Caleb Scholten
Mrs. Gallant/LA
November 4, 2016
The silver highlander rolled smoothly up the hill through the darkness of the night.
The garage door slid open, and the car rolled in. I bounced off the leather seat and onto the dirty garage floor. I then staggered up the stairs, and into the mudroom. My cats generously left my dad and I a stink bomb. Then I placed my stinky basketball shoes in the closet, and hurried into the kitchen. My two cats greeted me as I set my water bottle next to the sink.
Later, I was sitting on the couch with my mother’s warm arms wrapped around me
tightly. “ it’s time for bed,” “my mother softly whispered into my ear. I leapt up the 16 stairs and sped into my bedroom. My bed looked warmer than ever, so I flopped right on top it before I did anything else. After a minute or so, I decided to get ready for bed. When I got up I realized how sore I was once again.
Once I finish brushing my teeth, I was very happy to be back under my cozy blue
sheets. Within seconds my eyelids started to fall, and just like that I was out cold. Not one minute after I fell asleep, my dad entered into my room and woke me up. I never know how he wakes me up at night, but he did, and I was annoyed. “I’m going to be gone until Monday, and I just wanted to say goodnight and I love you,” my dad explained. “Love you too,” I whispered.
That night I dreamt about what home meant to me, and how spectacular it is. Home is
not just a house, home is wherever you feel relaxed, comfortable, safe, even sad, but happiness always wins over sadness. Home is not just a place that you love it’s also the people in your home that you love. When your in your home you believe that you can do anything. I know many people consider a house a home, but I think a home can be anything. I know many people consider a house a home, but I think home can be anything. In fact, I even think that your own imagination can be a home, it’s whatever you want it to be.
At this point, I think home can really be summed up into one phrase. Home is wherever
your heart, body and mind want to be. It doesn’t matter where I am, as long as I’m with and my mom or dad, I’m at home. In my opinion, home is the best to be. I am very fortunate to not only have a house, but a home as I well.