That's what happened in our case. For a variety of reasons, including the fact that I was living with my parents and brothers at the time so my Little would be spending time with the whole family, plus the fact that we'd become friends over the summer, I chose a Little Brother- we'll call him K. Before you can be matched you do an interview with BBBS which helps ensure that everyone is a good match and you need a police check but nothing overly strenuous. Every year BBBS has a meeting to make sure that everyone is still happy with the arrangement and to offer their support should you be running into any issues.
|Can't get over how tiny K was!|
|Bonfire at Uncle Brian and Aunty Juff's|
|Easter Egg Decorating|
|Celebrating a Birthday|
|Sugar Cube Igloo... I so love that elf hat K! |
Note my little bro providing Big Brother experiences and stealing sugar
A year later I was a lousy Big Sister and I moved across the Pond to the UK. However, by that time my parents were ready to apply to be K's Big Couple. That's right, you and your other half can be a Big Couple and mentor a Little together. This means you both meet with BBBS and get clearance. Fast forward to 2011 and K is in high school (craziness!!) which means he doesn't have quite as much time for Uncle Brian and Aunty Juff (that's what he called them when he was matched with me so it stuck) these days but they still go to movies, shows at the Imperial, meet for lunch (since his high school isn't far from Dad's work) etc fairly regularly.
|K & His Mom with us at Canadian Wedding Reception|
|Uncle Brian, K and Aunty Juff on annual trip to Sugarbush|
|Members of Martinon Yacht Club take Bigs and Littles out sailing every year.|
|Trolley Ride at Rockwood Park for Husband's Birthday|
|I tag along for annual trip to Sussex Balloon Festival. |
The guy who does balloon animals there is AMAZING.
Worth waiting 30 min in line every year. Eat fudge while you wait.