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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.  

Bowling the Boston way

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.

Bowling the Boston way

Allen Arseneau

We went old-school today…candlepin bowling.  I haven’t gone in years and years.  Hunter had the bumpers up (to deter his bowls from going down the gutter).  I asked the guy if I could have the same, and he just looked at me like I was weird.  Seriously. 

Hunter played to win.  And I like winning also, so there was definitely a power struggle going on.  But in the end, Hunter prevailed.  He kicked my butt.  As I told him, it does not matter how fast you throw the ball, it matters where you throw it.  I think I see a rematch in our future.

Hunter checking out his score.  He was on a mission to beat me.

Hunter checking out his score.  He was on a mission to beat me.

In my very-important opinion, real men bowl small-balls.

And since Halloween is coming up, we had to practice our scary faces.  

Halloween training!  We are so ready.

Halloween training!  We are so ready.

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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