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My name is Allen Arseneau.  

This blog captures my adventures of becoming a Big Brother to a wonderful 7-yr old boy named Hunter.  My  own adventure began almost 28 years ago, when I became a Little Brother myself.  

Boston BIG - A blog about being a Big Brother

This is a blog about my experiences become a Big Brother to a wonderful 7-yr old boy named Hunter.

My name is Allen, and I am a Boston BIG.  I live in the Boston area, and am a BIG Brother (Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay Organization) to a 7-year old boy named Hunter.  Hunter lives with his  grandma and 4 siblings, and is in kind of a tough situation.  So, I am a positive adult role-model in his life.  I take him out about 3 times per month.  We have a blast.

People are often surprised by how much fun Hunter and I have on our many outings, so I decided to write this blog to capture some of our adventures, and to keep somewhat of a diary for Hunter.  

I personally know how beneficial having a BIG is.  I actually got my own BIG about 28 years ago, when my mother realized that her sons needed help.  My BIG, Paul, became my mentor and guiding light as I grew from a Boston troubled teen into a Stanford alum and business owner.  I talk to Paul almost every week nowadays.  Eventhough I have a wonderful 8 year-old daughter of my own, and run a start-up, I find a few hours each week to take Hunter out.  In fact, it is just as much a break for me as it is for him.

I hope you enjoy reading about some of our adventures.

I saw a hint of jealousy and sadness in his eyes

Allen Arseneau

Yup, I would say that every single Big-Little couple goes bowling at some point.  Hunter and I did this on our 5th outing.  We took advantage of the Big Brother discount, and headed to King’s Bowling in Dedham.  I was petrified that Hunter would drop one of the huge balls on his foot or something, but there were no tragedies or accidents. 

There was, however, a family a few lanes down (with no one in between us).  A dad, mom, and 3 kids.  They were all laughing, high-fiving, and having a great time.  And I could see Hunter look at them from time to time…with what looked like jealousy in his eyes, with a touch of sadness. 

But, we had a fantastic time.  I am proud to be a Big Brother, because I get to cheer up such a sweet little kid, who sometimes needs just a little cheering up.

Allen Arseneau is a Big Brother in Boston.He first came to know of Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) 27 years ago, when he became a Little Brother himself.This blog chronicles Allen Arseneau's journey of becoming the best Big he can.
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