Melbun

To avoid embarrassment in Melbourne, an American should never refer to it as "Melborn".  It's simply not it's name. It's "Melbun", said with an adorable lilt. Just FYI.

In Melbourne we became instantly charmed by the city. The kids especially loved how you could simply hop on a tram anywhere and go anywhere. 

This brings up one issue my kids have: button pushing.  ANY buttons. Crosswalk signals. Vending machines. Laptops. Elevators?  Yeah, any elevator ride is a fight for who can push which button. And once it's pushed, you can guarantee it's pushed again 3,655 times by the other child.

In Melbourne (Melbun), you can push the stop button to signal to the driver that you need the tram to make the upcoming stop. We traveled the city for 2 days before that fateful moment when Tyler, being a loving, educating father, showed Isabelle how to push the button and signal the stop. I, being quite intelligent and beautiful, and having a hatred for button pushing fights, suddenly saw the future of all tram rides:

One child will say frantically, as soon as boarding, "CAN I PUSH THE BUTTON MOM?"

And the other will say, "NO, IT'S MYYYYY TURN!!!!"

"YOU PUSHED IT LAST, IT'S MYYYY TURNNN!"

"NOOOOOO IT'S MIIIIIINE!!!!!!!"

And a fight will break out, as will my skin break out in hives, and my brain will malfunction, and soon I'm ironically screaming in my head "Somebody please push the stop button and let me out of this place!"

Really, dear readers, I cannot stand the button pushing.  I need to work on this and am seeking help. Pray for me. To top it off, here in our Tokyo hotel, the elevator has buttons (shock!) and a cute little sitting stool. 

So now it goes like this:

We exit our room.

The kids RACE to the elevator.

They RACE to see who can push the outside button first.

They RACE inside to see who can get the inside floor button first.

They RACE to push the "close door" button.

They RACE to the cute little sitting stool, push each other off, and end up in a heap on the floor.

This really pushes my buttons.

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Melbunians.

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A swift kick in dad's face!  I'm sure he didn't mind.

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