Emily

Grade 5

North Saanich
British Columbia

The Meaning of Home

The Meaning of Home

Grade 5
Home is more than simply a roof over our head. Home is our private retreat, a place to relax and unwind. It is where we can truly feel safe, for the most part. And no matter what home may be, from a mansion to a shelter, it will always remain the most beloved place to it’s owners. Home is also the place we come back to every day. Most people, most kids take home for granted. They don’t know how hard it is to keep a decent home, or to feed the average family. They have minor chores as a “job”. They have allowances, and most don’t even have to earn them. But certain kids and their families don’t have money to spare. Everyone deserves a home to live in, and enough food to eat. Home should be cozy, and is usually the most familiar too, because it smells like family. I’ve noticed that when comparing my friend’s house smell to my own. I only noticed hers, because it’s not mine and less familiar. But I’m sure she thinks the same thing about my home.