This has got to be one of the best excuses ever for giving a girl a spanking. Let Librarygirl, the brat, tell it on herself:

I bought a couple of hermit crabs at the mall. They’re cute and I like them, but I don’t think they like me much. Oh well. So…you’re supposed to bathe them once a week….

It wouldn’t be fair not to make you read the whole thing.