Karachi-trip shopping list:
Vitamins C, E, and Calcium- For healthy immunity, skin and bones.
Mosquito Repellant- For the preservation of sanity and dignity :::scratch scratch scratch:::
Anti-Itch Cream- Because mosquito repellant never works anyway.
Bar of White Chocolate- To keep up troop morale during said shopping excursion
Warm Fuzzy Chenille Shawls - For the aunts
Suits For all Unmarried Girl Cousins - The rest  were married off a long time ago.
Boardgame- Risk. To pacify and amuse the beloved Mongol hordes (nieces and nephews)
Chess- To pacify and amuse myself while simultaneously boring Aniraz.
Strawberry Ice-Cream Cone For Daddy– Returning yesterday’s favor.
Dental Floss– To fix hole in last suitcase in the house. The rest  are currently in circulation abroad.
Wrapping Paper– For aforementioned gifts, purple kitties, pink flowers, yellow smileys
Obnoxious Eid Cards- Bus karo, aur kitna khaogay. Eid ka din, kya hospital jaogay? Translation: Stop, how much more are you gonna eat? You planning to spend Eid in the hospital or what?
Toothpaste– Momma sez: brush your teeth every day or they will fall out and decay.
Disposable Socks- I don’t expect any of them to make it home anyway.
Sweaters- because it’s cold at night.
Summer shirts- because it’s still hot in the day.
Antacids– Pakoras pakoras pakoras. *urp*
Bandaids– go three weeks without hurting myself? Yeah, right.