Mayra

Grade 6

Winnipeg
Manitoba

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The word “home” means many different things to many different people. One of the things that means home to me is how I always feel safe. I feel safe not only because of the alarm system but the fact that I know if someone breaks in, or there’s a fire, or something, my family won’t just leave, they would make sure I’m safe too. (Well at least my parents would.) I don’t really think any of this would happen but really, I don’t know, anything could happen, but if it were to happen I know I’ll be safe because my family cares about me and that’s one of the things that makes me feel at home.

I know I’m home when I am comfortable. When I feel like I can do whatever and I don’t care who sees. Like, for example, I can be eating something really weird that people would think is gross, and I wouldn’t care if my sisters see. If they judge me or say I’m weird I wouldn’t care at all.

Mainly because I know they still love me deep down. If I yell, I’m being bossy, or I’m mean to them I wouldn’t worry too much about it, but if I were to do that to my friends I would be worried that they wouldn’t want to be friends with me anymore but with my family it’s not like they can say, “I’m not your sister anymore” or, “I’m not your mother anymore” because whether they like it or not, they’re stuck with me for life.

But on top of everything else, for me, home is where my family is. I love spending time with my family. (Unless we’re doing something like cleaning the house.) I like it when we all watch movies together in the living room. My parents and my younger sister, Maynata, would usually sit together on the bigger couch while my older sister, Adona, and I would either sit together on one couch, or sit on separate couches that are relatively close to each other. I love when we go out together. Whether we’re going to an amusement park, or

swimming, or tobogganing, or whatever it’s always fun together, but my absolute favourite thing ever with my family is when we go on vacation. So to me, the main thing that really makes home, home is my family.