Egg hunts ain’t no bunny hop (Mar. 8)

March 3, 2008

The first time I took M. to an Easter egg hunt, I was extremely excited.  Unfortunately, I didn’t go about preparing him all that well for the craziness that lay ahead.  And it didn’t help that the day was frigid, and he was only 2 1/2, and I was so pregnant that carrying him around the whole time was out of the question.  Happily, just when I was thinking we’d have to leave before the actual hunt even started, we ran into one of his friends from daycare, a street-smart little 4-year-old who shepherded him around the rest of the day, even grabbing eggs for him when he was too intimidated to venture into the kids-only grassy field where the eggs were hidden.  She saved the day.

Now I’m two years wiser and a veteran egg-hunter — the only negative that may be repeated is the weather.  But notice that I added a SPRING category for this post in the hopes that something will give before Saturday, March 8!  That’s the day of the Hare in the Air Easter Egg Hunt at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield.  The name comes from the bunny’s mode of transporation:  a helicopter ride courtesy of KMOV Channel 4.  The hunt has a few things going for it, especially the fact that the hunters are broken apart by age category.  This might get dicey if you’re solo and have a couple of kids to watch over, but it sure beats watching 6-year-olds elbow out your 2-year-old.  There are also activities to help pass the time between the 10:30 a.m. opening of the registration tables (it’s free, but you have to sign up) and the 11:30 arrival of the Hare.

We haven’t been to this hunt ourselves — it was canceled for the past two years due to construction — but it sounds like an excellent way to introduce S. to this rite of springtime. The college is at 1851 Shoettler Road in Chesterfield, and one of its staffers is organizing the event.  For details, call 636.227.2100 or visit the school’s homepage, where you can download a registration form (and send it in ahead of time to skip waiting in line on the 8th).

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