Now back in the 50s (which is a bit before my time, but it's close enough for horseshoes) kids dealt with Reality, and it was FUN, DAMMIT.
Take, for instance, everyone's favorite 50s kids, the Happy Hollisters. Ok, ok, I didn't read them either, I was a Hardy Boys kids, but that's not the point. The point is that sports-loving Pete, peppy Pam, lanky Ricky, tomboy Holly, rompy Sue and their little dog Global Annihilati-, um, "White Nose", really knew how to have a Good Time-
Remember boys and girls- like Ronny Reagan said- Missiles are Happy Fun Things!