Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson and her older sister, Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon, have had a tough year so far. But as both sisters recently revealed on Instagram, they have each other to lean on when life gets to be too much.

As Dearly previously reported, Honey Boo Boo has been living with her 19-year-old sister following their mother’s arrest in March.

Pumpkin received temporary custody of the now 14-year-old. And along with her older sister, Honey Boo Boo also lives with Pumpkin’s husband and their 1-year-old baby girl, Ella.

In a recent Instagram post, the teen opened up about how much she enjoys being an aunt and all she’s looking forward to being a part of as Ella gets older.

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My sister and her husband blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth . OK , I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true . I have never been baby crazy , but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception . I am at an age where I do not want children yet , i’m just to young but being able to love on my niece like she is my own is so amazing . From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip , to watching baby girl breathe while she sleeps , you'll never meet someone , besides mommy and daddy of course , who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me . There is something about being an aunt that is so fun . An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have . An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum . I can't wait to be the one she runs to . Being an aunt means you get to be fun . Not to say I wouldn't correct my niece if she were behaving poorly , but for the most part , i get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for mommy and daddy . As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in her life in the future . By the time my niece needs advice , hopefully , I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories . Anything you do in life sweet girl , I will be cheering you on . I already know you are going to do great things . The love I have for my niece is so pure . Its the love that is just there . I don't have to choose to show love every day , I don't have to forgive , I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated , it is just there . I cannot wait to watch my precious niece grow into the amazing person that I know she is going to be . i love you ella 💓 @ellagraceefird

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Honey Boo Boo wrote:

My sister and her husband blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth . OK , I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true . I have never been baby crazy , but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception . I am at an age where I do not want children yet , i’m just too young but being able to love on my niece like she is my own is so amazing . From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip , to watching baby girl breathe while she sleeps , you’ll never meet someone , besides mommy and daddy of course , who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me .

The reality star continued:

There is something about being an aunt that is so fun . An aunt is a person you go to when you think you’re in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn’t have . An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum . I can’t wait to be the one she runs to . Being an aunt means you get to be fun . Not to say I wouldn’t correct my niece if she were behaving poorly , but for the most part , i get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for mommy and daddy . As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in her life in the future . By the time my niece needs advice , hopefully , I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories .

Anything you do in life sweet girl , I will be cheering you on . I already know you are going to do great things . The love I have for my niece is so pure . Its the love that is just there . I don’t have to choose to show love every day , I don’t have to forgive , I don’t have to worry if it is reciprocated , it is just there . I cannot wait to watch my precious niece grow into the amazing person that I know she is going to be . i love you ella

So many of the teen’s followers related to the love Honey Boo Boo has for her niece.

And many more praised the former pageant queen for how wise and mature she is becoming despite all that has happened in her life in recent months. One commenter wrote in the comments section:

Alana, you are wise beyond your years. I am so proud of you and your sisters. You have been through enough to last a lifetime at such a young age. Keep up the faith and keep strong. Rely on the ones who have stood by you and have supported you. Keep it real as always.

Days later, both Honey Boo Boo and Pumpkin took to Instagram to let their followers know that it’s “okay to not be okay,” and that they can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them following a rough year.

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  • Glenda kidwell 2 weeks ago

    You will always be ” honey boo boo to all of us older folks out here,we r so proud of you and your sisters, keep it up,you r all doing great,Pumpin- good job, on beautiful baby to taking care of boo boo…. 👍🙂

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