The Handbook of Latin Rules

Latin Rules for gathering are very similar to Farm Rules. Of course Gord Jones from his farm or Jim Klaas from his limited experience in Latin America cannot speak for ALL farms or ALL of Latin America. But this is what I think of as Latin rules we could use as it affects people getting together.
• People are more important than the programme. We can come by without phoning ahead. We can drop in anytime. We might bring a few cookies if it is tea time. We don’t worry about the mess.
• Seating is never a problem. There is always room for one more on the couch, two can sit on a chair, there is always the floor or you can take turns standing up.
• Children are always welcome. They get involved or play and come in and out as needed. We are like aunts and uncles to each other’s kids.
• It is intergenerational in both directions. Grandma will be there and involved as well. Getting older is something to be celebrated and honoured.
• Starting time and finishing time are not always what is planned. We will do our best but we understand your life is complicated as well.
• We rely on your neighbours and friends because life is difficult and we know the government can’t do it all for us. We live life in plural and not in singular.