Now we are 9 months into this D journey. My son is 4 years 4 months old, and he has moments when he's fed up with having diabetes. During his last moment a few days ago he said he didn't want his pump anymore. I said since his pancreas doesn't produce insulin (and never will), we have to put it in his body some way. Then he said he wanted to try the pen. I've heard of people taking pump breaks. How does that work exactly? MDI wouldn't work for us because kindergarten wouldn't inject insulin (without a pump anyway), but since we have a few weeks of holiday when he won't be going to kindergarten, I thought of the possibility of trying it out. I guess we'd need a long time insulin to replace the basal, right? I'm not convinced of this idea, and since he's so young I'm also not certain that he's capable of making this decision right her and right now, but maybe sometime in the future. I think it's valid to show him all the options he will have to take care of himself when the time comes. Any ideas?