On my way home today I was listening to my hip-hop-booty camp playlist and was busting out moves in the car all the way home. Songs that I couldn’t recall the choreography to got all-new innovative stoplight moves, and by the time I got home I was being very expressive in my head about how much I love Nicki Minaj and, really, the way she plays with her lyrics and words And language,really, is simply poetry and art and I don’t even care that she can be a difficult, confrontational piece of work*… and I needed to dance some Zumba with or without all of my ladies. I had this big plan of rushing into the house and, while the family was at cross country practice, I would blast all of my gritty, kid-inappropriate hip-hop music that I never get to play while they’re home to march, dance, prance groove out with my Zumbastic moves to! I would be so involved in my music and dance that they would just arrive at home, come through the door and, while looking awesome, I would perfectly finish out my final song and they would be impressed.
But as I rounded the corner in my car, there they were. My gorgeous family skipping down the road, and into my arms as I pulled into the driveway. I gathered my hugs and let my dream die for a few minutes until I realized it was Zumba, run outside or run inside and I really was attached to Zumba. They were all downstairs doing homework, but I walked in, turned up my tunes and started shaking it! I’ll admit that I didn’t remember a lot of the moves, but I did sweat like crazy. I also breathed hard like a person running up a mountain, was red like a tomato and my heart was beating like crazy. It was a gooooood workout. Bradley caught the view from behind and provided the photographic evidence of all my shaking.
My kids got so into it that my daughter now thinks I need to be a Zumba instructor, insisted that I teach her some moves tonight and she can’t wait until she is 13 and can come to Zumba with me! Bless her little heart. ❤️
* Based on knowledge of three songs and too much reading of celeb gossip sites.