I think children and adults are enchanted by wishing wells. I love wishing wells. I think children would have to be watched closely near a wishing well. I guess there is the horrible chance they might climb over and in. If I had a wishing well, I would definitely plant a border of flowers around the bottom. I suppose this is the only practical way people had of getting their drinking water in the past. I wonder why did people begin to call it a "wishing" well.