Cadence

Grade 6

Oakbank
Manitoba

This is my Home

Though my driveway is long it’s the destination at the end… the home that matters.
In my living room, my comfy dark, brown couch waits impatiently for me to lay on its leather cushions. My baby pictures remind me of when I was younger and my family’s seashells from the East Coast occupy the bookshelf waiting to be admired.
This is my home.
The kitchen, filled with sweet smells and boiling bubbles singing their way to the top of pots on the stove. Our large pantry, the place my parents store chocolate for late night TV watching.
This is my home.
Our dining room, where the delicacies my mother makes wait on the table to get eaten. As the family sits down, we all take a deep breath and take in the sweet scents of dinner.
This is my home.
My family’s sunroom is probably everybody’s favorite place to be. My mother sits at her puzzling table and works on her newest puzzle. My dad makes a crackling fire and my brother and I read a book together. Out the window, you may be able to see my mischievous kittens hoping we’ll let them in.
This is my home.
The basement, the dirtiest room in the house. This is the place my brother and his friends play and by the time they all leave it’s even dirtier than before. This is the room my parents “forget” to vacuum.
This is my home.
My bedroom, the room my stuffed animals from my baby years sit, my soft bed invites me to lie down. I feel myself slowly sinking into my mattress. As I look up at the ceiling, I remind myself how lucky I am to have a roof over my head.
This is my home.