- “My eight year old just asked me if Bingo is the name of the farmer or the dog and now I am questioning everything I thought I knew about life.”
Sorry to deepen your crisis of self-doubt, buddy, but it’s eight-year-old, not eight year old. You need the hyphens if you use it as a noun.
Don’t give up on yourself, my friend. There is hope for you. Hyphens can be learned.
Pronouns, maybe not. But hyphens, probably.