Monday, March 11, 2013
Snake Temple, Bayan Lepas, Penang 18 October 2012
We have passed by the snake temple many times. And each time, I pass by, I remember how my older kid got the fear of snake from M. She was about 3 year old and was watching telly with M who has ophidiophobia when suddenly the telly shown a snake. That caused M to jump up immediately with much fear. From that day on, my child is scared of any form of animal resembling snake.
Today, I need to make a stop here as this was the only convenient place to pass time before I could pick hubby up from his work. I told my child of the plan and sought her permission.
There are snakes curled up over branches in a vase at the temple.
Here is a good read of the temple.
While sipping coconut juice at the stall outside the temple, my little kid spotted two snakes coiled on the tree just right on where we sat!
We found out it is indeed a poisonous snake called the Temple Pit Viper from the snake poster on our wall at home.
As to how I would overcome the fear instilled in my child, I think, it is just how we overcome our fear. It takes time and it is a journey we have to go through on our own. I hold a high positive image of her letting go of the fear and letting her have all the time in the world to do so.