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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.  

Beach Day!

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.

Beach Day!

Allen Arseneau

Hunter came over the house today for a BBQ, and then some beach time.  Hunter and my daughter hung out again.  In fact, my daughter plays lacrosse, and introduced Hunter to the game.  Hunter tends to be a picky eater, so we had to buy him his own hotdogs.  I tried to get him to eat the Trader Joe’s all-natural hotdogs that we would eat (not that we eat hotdogs…ever), but for the barbecue, I made an exception.  I tried to pull a fast-one over him, by first giving him one of the more healthy hotdogs.  However, Hunter “accidentally” dropped the hotdog after about 2 minutes.  A classic little-kid move.  He admitted that he didn’t like the hotdog, so I got him one of not-so-healthy ones.  He gobbled it up, and was done, leaving me with a pack of them to eat myself. 

A little summer bbq with Hunter.  

A little summer bbq with Hunter.  

After we cleaned up, Hunter and my daughter, my fiancé and I all packed into the car, and drove to the beach.  That was a lot of fun.  We spent most of our time playing in the waves.  A ton of fun.  And a great way to burn off hotdogs. 

ABOUT ALLEN
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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