Instead, we celebrate 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 birthdays with the appropriate amount of money. For example, when Dandy turns 8 1/4, he will get $8.25. 8 1/2 garners $8.50, and so on. This will be $33.00 for the year which is a lot of money for an eight-year old. He could actually buy something of worth with this and the 3 month wait between paydays helps dampen the spend-today-for- tomorrow-there-will-be-more thinking.
And as a happy side effect, I don't have to remember to have loose change on hand every week. Works for me!