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A child’s sadness that the most wonderful time of year is over has a familiar ring to it

I found myself wondering how much more I might get done when they were back at school. File photograph: Getty

I found myself wondering how much more I might get done when they were back at school. File photograph: Getty

Halloween was 302 days away, or so the tracker on my son’s phone informed me.

He has always loved Halloween. The dark side of the force is strong in him, we’ve always joked . . . kind of . . . and he claims it’s the best time of the year, much to the consternation of his siblings.

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