yah school was hell for me too, until I discovered drugs then it was fun until I lost my mind. I feel for you. As for the whole santa/ easter bunny thing I don't think my wife and I are going to do that when we have kids.
Born in the 80's, grew up in the 90's, lost my mind at the Millenium.
I used to think that besides the friends in my head that talked to me and I did things with I didn't need any friends. I didn't know much about drugs until I was 14 before that all I had to go on was what the cops told me when they'd come to my school and give a lecture, they said that drugs we're bad but because I didn't like authority I figured they we're good. I remember imagining that candies,pistachios,pepperettes,marshmellows etc. we're drugs and I was getting high from them. I didn't need anything to make me hallucinate I experienced things while my age was still in single digits that a normal adult would have to do a bunch of acid to maybe experience.
I don't think people telling their kids about santa,the easter bunny is such a bad thing, all kids hear about it and grow out of it