Rituals are a comforting thing. We all have them and they tell us something about ourselves. The night before every soccer game, Colin gets out his soccer uniform and gear. Sometimes he lays it out piece by piece on the floor so he can make sure he has everything ready for the morning. Other times, he just piles it on his chair or on the kitchen table. Colin is like this with his homework and backpack too. He likes to know he's prepared and ready to go.
I love these little reminders of the boys' unique personalities.
This is a The Simple Things photo for 2012.
Check out other "simple things" photographs on Rebecca's blog.