I find that my brain dumps work better when I just use bullet points for each thought. So here is my Easter edition of the 5 minute brain dump.


  • It is Easter Sunday!
  • Last year for Easter I made these cool cupcakes for my kids.
  • I am actually writing this brain dump on time, on Sunday morning. I usually do not get around to “dumping” until the very end of the day after everyone is asleep.
  • My kids are too old for Easter, and holidays in general. My youngest is 10 and she pretends to “believe” but really she just wants toys and candy that she will never play with or eat.
  • I used to do a big family egg hunt the day before Easter with a brunch and everything.
  • But really, are any of us ever too old for a holiday? Maybe the holiday just needs to change to fit in with us, instead of us trying to fit in with it?
  • This year the Easter Bunny brought a family basket of goodies and gift cards. Brilliant, if I do say so myself.
  • For the past 5 years we (my husband and our four kids) have done Thanksgiving and Easter alone without a big family to do. We like it that way. We all get along and there is no drama or issues with the strange sister-in-law, crazy uncle, or drunk cousin-in-law. We like to eat out and then go to a movie or just hang out at home as a family. My extended family doesn’t like that we have our own traditions. They like to get the big group together, and think that since we like to do a couple of holidays alone that we are snotty, snobs, or just plain out rude.
  • This year we are living near family and so we are attending the Easter holiday dinner. The whole group will be there, about 21 people.
  • I have been asked to supply the deviled eggs, and I haven’t even boiled the eggs yet. I better get a move on.
  • My family is religious and they do not drink so there will be no wine at this dinner. I don’t drink wine but I think if I/they drank wine this dinner would be a bit more fun. Why don’t I drink wine again?
  • When you are not religious or spiritual holidays like Easter are uncomfortable when attending family functions.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  •  Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic).
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.