Ashton Kutcher Struggled to Explain the Easter Bunny to Daughter Wyatt: ‘It Becomes a Whole Thing’

03/29/2016 at 09:45 AM ET

Ashton Kutcher Easter bunny daughter Wyatt
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Turns out, explaining the Easter bunny to a toddler is no easy feat.

Ashton Kutcher stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, where he explained that he and his wife, Mila Kunis, struggled to decide whether or not they should explain who the Easter bunny is to their 18-month-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, or not.

“We had a legitimate conversation as to whether or not we’re going to go down that path,” says Kutcher. “We think we’re going Santa Claus, but we don’t know about the bunny.”

The actor, 38, notes that the logistics of the Easter bunny just don’t add up.

“It’s tough! It’s like, why is the bunny laying eggs? ‘Mommy, does a bunny lay eggs?’ ‘No, but the Easter Bunny does,’ ” he says. “And then it becomes a whole thing and then why were there little Peep chicken things?”

While Kunis and Kutcher might have opted out of getting into the bunny debacle, they did let Wyatt enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt — a healthy Easter egg hunt, that is.

Kutcher says they filled the eggs with cheerios and raisins. “We’re not ready for her to be ready for candy,” he says.

But just because the doting parents are doing their best to keep sugar away from the tot, it doesn’t mean she hasn’t tried to get a taste of the good stuff.

“I was eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch this morning and she was trying to hijack my [cereal] because she got the flavor. And once they get the flavor they can’t un-get the flavor,” jokes Kutcher.

“And I’m trying to negotiate with her but it was like a Republican debate — we couldn’t get on the same page!”

— Jodi Guglielmi

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Rachel on

I had to laugh… I mean I really, honestly had to laugh because this is the first time I’ve ever heard any one say that the Easter Bunny “lays” the eggs. 😛 In our home growing up and pretty much every one else’s that I knew, the kids dyed the Easter eggs and the Easter bunny hid them while he was leaving your basket of candy. But this one is totally new for me. I’m not sure how I’d explain that one either ;P

wendyw2407 on

lol I have never heard anyone who says the bunny lays the eggs….just tell the kids the bunny hides them along with the basket. lol he’s thinking too much into this whole thing.