I forgot things.
Like the fitted sheet for Leah's bed. She has to sleep on her bare mattress since bigger sheets tend to scrunch up and make her uncomfortable. Luckily, the mattress does have a nice cover. It will be dirty after a while, though... I hope I packed it into the airship and we will have it... soon.
Chocolate chips and brown sugar. My poor chocolate-chip-cookies-deprived children are moaning. Those oatmeal cookies today came out crunchy because I substituted ingredients. I do not like crunchy cookies. (The kids and the husband ate them gleefully, so there's that.)
Books. I brought ten, I've read five already. Those Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries are very addictive. I had figured I'd read the kids' school books, which I do, but they are such short reads... My husband promised me to find more books for me.
I forgot to bring bowls for mixing and serving and this house has one (1) bowl. One. Really. One.
Those math curricula I bought are too easy for my kids. I wished I could have had a closer look at them, or maybe I was just too overwhelmed with everything and made poor choices. In any case, we need another math program but we don't know how to get it here. The DHL costs and the import taxes are prohibitive - almost but not quite the cost of a plane ticket to the US - so we can't just order the books. But it's too much to ask someone who is not a well-meaning relative to shelp them over on the plane. Sigh. I wished we had had more notice about this homeschooling thing.
I can't find any craft paper in sizes larger than A4. My Moldovan contacts look at me askance. I have noticed before that the poverty in a country reflects in a scarcity of craft supplies. We can do cardboard and cereal box crafts, I suppose. But sometimes it's a bit tiring if you have to find an alternative for every single thing.
It's mostly really easy living here for us. Much easier than Armenia, for instance. So, I'm not complaining. We like it here, our house is great, the kids are happy. But I really should have packed more carefully.
Write it all down for the next time, I suppose.