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Mothers celebrate the holiday with their kids at Route 66 Carousel Park

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For some mothers, there is no greater gift than seeing their child having fun.
That is why many Four State families turned out to spend Mother's Day at Route 66 Carousel Park in Joplin today.
As a kid, there is not anything much better than your mom taking you to the amusement park, but kids of all ages say they appreciate their moms for so much more than providing free roller coaster rides.
"I really love my mom, she always helps me with my homework and I really do love her," said Angela Hollingshead, 4th grader.
"I appreciate her because she's always there for me and everything she does I really love," said Xavier Prater, 5th grader.
While many just enjoy watching their kids, some moms are not afraid to buckle up right beside them.
"We brought her because she likes to do crazy stuff even though she's a mom," said Adrian Jones, 7th grader.
Adrian's mom says it is all about getting to share a fun experience with her children.
"It's stressful, but it's rewarding," said Teresa Emmick, Adrian's mother.  "I couldn't imagine not having them. It would be boring without them. I love them."
And the feeling is mutual.
"I love her and she always tries her best to help us, no matter what way it is," said Corbin Jones, 6th grader.
"I love her and she always does what's right for us, the best thing for us," said Adrian Jones.
Many of the children realize the importance of showing gratitude towards those who support them.
"It's very important to thank your mom for everything she's doing for you," said Zander Moreland, 4th grader.
And important to thank Grandma too.
"Our grandma is special to us because she brought our mom into the world," said Sage Weathers, 4th grader.
Mothers say a day full of bumper cars and smiles makes for the best day.
"They're my world," Emmick said.
"It's the best way," said Melissa Prater, mother.  "I'm with my child. That's all that matters."
Mothers got a free ride bracelet at Route 66 Carousel Park today with a paid child admission.
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