honey boo booToddler with tiara no more: Honey Boo Boo -- aka Alana Thompson -- turns 8 years old today! Happy birthday, Honey Boo Boo!! Here's hoping a big plate of sketti and some butter-wrestling are both in your immediate future. Maybe even a roadkill-themed birthday cake with a side of cheese balls!!

Seriously though, Honey Boo Boo is one heck of a cool kid. Consider all the crazy attention that's been heaped on her -- going way back to her days as a star on the pageant circuit -- and then consider how incredibly down-to-earth the pint-sized celeb has remained. How often does that happen? Of course her colorful, fun-loving family helps to keep her grounded (how any child could act like a diva with Mama June for, well, a mama is beyond me), but that doesn't take away from this simple fact: Honey Boo Boo is wise beyond her years. 

Don't believe me? Check out these 8 wonderfully wise, super sage Honey Boo Boo quotes:


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