Emily

Grade 5

Peterborough
Ontario

What Home Means To Me

What home means to me:

Home means honestly a lot to me. It means a lot to other kids like me too. Sometimes I think to myself I am really lucky to have a roof over my head, food and water. Other kids don’t have what I have.

I have two wonderful pets, a turtle and a dog. They make me happy. And some homeless kids don’t even have a pet because they’re not allowed a pet while being homeless. It’s very sad to think that people don’t even have a roof over their head.

I wake up and say good morning to my family. I head to the kitchen and see how much food I have in it. I am actually lucky to have food in my kitchen, unlike some other kids. I’m lucky to even eat. some kids don’t even eat for weeks.

Home is my safe place and it makes me feel cozy. I lay in my bed and cover up.

Some kids don’t have anywhere to play outside because they don’t have land or a backyard.

Home makes me feel like we can afford some things. Donate money and giveaway things we don’t need anymore.

Once we shut the door to a new home its officially my family’s home. I never want to move homes, but when I do I’m comfortable once the door is shut. We have privacy, and we find love and happiness. And at least I have my family with me.

I feel warm, cozy, happy and loved when I’m at home. It’s my safe place, lots of places in the world are not safe, but to me home is my safe place.

Home is where I can let out my feelings, home is where I’m secure.

If my home set on fire I would be really sad because all my belongings, my pets and possibly even my family. I have so many memories and good times there. I would be crying for days, weeks or even months.

Home I can do lots of crafts and puzzles and fun things and If it sets on fire I cannot get those things. We might go homeless if my home sets on fire and it’s really sad actually.