If you’ve paid any attention to the media in the last few months, you’ve probably heard of TLC’s new reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show stars 7-year-old beauty pageant participant Alana Thompson, known as Honey Boo Boo, and her family. It follows them as they live their lives in rural Georgia. Many have criticized the show, saying that the family represents everything that is wrong with our country. While they are far from perfect, I don’t think they deserve a lot of the criticism they’ve received. In fact, I think there a lot we can learn from this family.
In many American families today, everyone is so caught up in their own world that they barely spend any time together. However, the Thompsons spend a ton of time together, and it’s clear from watching the show that they really place an emphasis on family. They’re constantly laughing and joking with one another, and I honestly wish more families were like this.
Another reason I love the Thompsons is because they prove you don’t need a lot of money to have fun. While the Kardashians whine about their mega mansions and exotic sports cars, Alana and her family barely had any money before their show aired. However, they didn’t let his stop them from having fun. Whether they’re playing in the mud at the Redneck Games or couponing at the grocery store, they’re always having a good time.
The Thompsons value the simple things in life and are accepting of everyone. In addition, they support each other one hundred percent. When 17-year-old Anna got pregnant, the whole family rallied behind her and supported her throughout her pregnancy. “Mama” June loves all of her kids for who they are and encourages them to be themselves. I think if more parents took a cue from her, we would live in a much better world.
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