The Zumba Baby! February 09 2011

As we were flipping the channels a few weekends ago we came across a Zumba infomercial and the toddler was totally mesmerized for a second, and then like a good Latinita, she started bailando to the musica. Pretty good for an 18-month old, and she definitely puts her papa's skills to shame.

Zumba, for the uninitiated, is "an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health." It kind of seems cultish to me, but maybe that's just because the thought of all these people -- like hundreds or thousands at the annual Zumba convention -- attending what amount to dance fitness-party seminars reminds me of the last season of Dexter. Anything with a crazed following = Creepy.