Often times, when we’re talking to NHL, we’ll call him “Noodle Nose.” Many people might think that this is a weird name to call your kid, but there’s really a funny story behind it.
When NHL was almost a year old, we went to a local Italian restaurant for my birthday. NHL was starting to eat solid foods, so we gave him some of our pasta to try. He, of course, loved it.
All during the dinner, NHL kept sneezing. At first, we thought that something was bothering him in the restaurant. B and her mother can be sensitive to perfumes and other fragrances. Perhaps, we thought, someone at a nearby table has perfume on that is bothering his nose. The only problem with this theory, though, was that we couldn’t smell anything.
As the dinner, wound to a close, NHL let out a tremendous sneeze and something flew from his nose. Something that solved the meal-time sneezing mystery. It was one of my fettuccine noodles. Apparently, when he was eating them, a piece of one worked its way from his mouth/throat to his nasal passage. There it lodged. As with any nasal intruder, his body tried expelling it via sneezes until it successfully launched that noodle clear across the table.
From that day on he has been known as Noodle Nose NHL!
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