I'll never forget when I discovered that the Easter Bunny wasn't real (I really hope you're not reading this out loud to your kids, and if you are, tell them it's a cruel April Fool's joke!). It was actually Christmas, and there was a commercial where a man dressed in an animal suit changed into a Santa costume to greet hoards of children at the mall, waiting to reveal their wishes for Christmas.
Somehow, my 9- or 10-year-old brain (yes, I was that old!!) couldn't make sense of the situation—how could Santa be two different characters? And then it hit me...so I asked my mom, "Are you Santa?" To which she replied, "Ho ho ho," and everything I ever believed crumbled right before my eyes. Goodbye, Tooth Fairy. So long, Easter Bunny. Don't ask me how I was still convinced Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster still existed, but that's for another time.
I was absolutely crushed that I would no longer receive Easter basket, but I was very mistaken. You can still enjoy all the treats Easter has to offer as an adult. Case in point: boozy Jell-O Easter eggs.