Reject? Receive? Redeem?

For 364 days of the year, parents lovingly and carefully reassure their children that there are no monsters under the bed, that the boogie man won’t jump out of the cupboard and that whatever happens, Mummy and Daddy will do their best to protect them from the nightmares of the world outside. Then, on the 31st October we chuck all that out of the window, get them to dress up as monsters, dead people or even the devil, and then encourage them to practice extortion on neighbours by demanding they give us treats or else!

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