A few weeks ago I wrote a piece on Recreation Unlimited after I took all four of my kids at the\u00a0same time. While I was there, I noticed an interesting thing: every little boy in the place was\u00a0huddled around the train table. Since then I\u2019ve been paying attention to train tables wherever\u00a0we go and I think I can now safely say, little boys love trains. This is not to say little girls don\u2019t\u00a0love them too. Millie, my soon-to-be three year old, loves a good train. But if you are a parent\u00a0to boys I\u2019m confident you\u2019ve seen more than your fair share of Thomas. So, when your little\u00a0engineers are beyond the age of destruction and ready to move beyond the types of trains that\u00a0can survive a few rides down the stairs and a good derailing into the dog's water dish, head\u00a0over to Mr. Muffin\u2019s train museum. Mr. Muffin\u2019s train museum is a small building in Carmel that houses more miniature trains than\u00a0you\u2019ve ever seen in your life, I\u2019m sure. The walls are lined with cars and engines and in the\u00a0center of the building you fill find three tall shelves of train accouterment and topped with some\u00a0of the most epic train displays. The displays can be viewed from three sides and are\u00a0remarkably detailed. Tiny train workers load coal on one table while urban campers (polite for\u00a0hobo!) warm themselves by a fire on another. Kids playing baseball, dogs chasing mailmen and\u00a0honkey tonks loaded with itty bitty ladies are all there to be seen here. The displays are above the heads of little visitors like my kids, so I recommend you make use of\u00a0the gobs of step stools that are provided to help them peer into the miniature\u00a0worlds. For us, it was a fun chance to involve our kids in the stories - it wasn't just a scene to look at, but\u00a0an illustration to a story our kids\u00a0could tell us. We asked them: \u201cWho is this guy?\u201d \u201cWhere is this lady\u00a0going?\u201d \u201cWhat do you suppose\u00a0these urban campers are talking about?\u201d Their stories made the\u00a0museum fun for us. RELATED POST: 99 Things To Do This Winter\u00a0 A good ole'\u00a0parenting tip: These displays are protected by nothing other than height. So if your child is\u00a0up high enough to touch, there is nothing but their own good nature to stop them from reaching\u00a0out and grabbing little Sally ice cream truck girl right off the table. There are no complimentary baby\u00a0handcuffs so be on your guard. On your way out make sure you leave a donation and grab a piece of candy for any little ones\u00a0who made it without touching! Don\u2019t do what I did and give them the candy on the way in.\u00a0That becomes a serious problem. Your wife won't thank you for upping the ante from \u201cdon\u2019t\u00a0touch\u201d to \u201chere\u2019s a sugar rush and sticky hands: Now don\u2019t touch!\u201d Live and learn right? MORE INFO: Mr. Muffins Trains is located at 177 W. Main Street, Atlanta, Indiana 46031. Hours are Tuesdays-Fridays from 10am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Trains run on Saturdays but are always available to look at during the week. If you have a group visiting, call ahead to arrange for the trains to run. Visitors are admitted into the showroom for free. Call 765.292.2022 or visit their website for additional details. In late June, 2007 Luis Ruvacalba removed his\u00a0laundry from the dryer to find that he had rendered all of his\u00a0undershirts pink and shrunk his\u00a0favorite red University of Arizona sweater. At that point \u2013 as he says: \u201cI realized: I need a wife. I married Katie in Sept of 2007. Aside from one lousy pen left in my pants pocket and numerous dried on Conner Prairie stickers, the laundry has gone pretty well since then.\u201d Luis\u00a0has four children: Maggie- 7, Micah- 5, Millie- 2, and Merritt- 1. Each of them helps him\u00a0sharpen his\u00a0parenting skills in new and unique ways. \u201cWithout Maggie I\u2019d never have learned to put on tights. Without Micah I would have the weakest MMA fighting skills on the block. Millie challenges me to improve my search and rescue abilities. Merritt gives me weekly lessons in Matrix style urine dodging. Together we are the greatest family to ever ruin your family\u2019s nice quiet afternoon at the park.\u201d Follow along with Luis as he\u00a0helps shows you the best places to let your family run wild.