Aug 29, 2012 Smell I am half way there in teaching my son to smell, and I'm actually quite proud of my accomplishment. The other day, while my son was looking at me intensely, I took a flower and smelled it. I asked him to smell it and to not eat it. I brought it up to his nose, and I was happily surprised that he imitated me and then smiled at me. At that moment I'm sure he was wondering what we were doing, and why were not eating the flower. So, my next task is to teach him what it means to take in the aroma of things like coffee, herbal tea, soup, perfume, flowers etc. I will keep you posted.