Stanley's mother insists there's no family curse, though she also can't ignore the fact that things go wrong for her family often. While Stanley is at Camp Green Lake, he and his mother write letters to each other. His mother appreciates Stanley's attempts to make it seem like he's at a real summer camp, as it makes her feel like a much wealthier parent.
Stanley's Mother Quotes in Holes
The Holes quotes below are all either spoken by Stanley's Mother or refer to Stanley's Mother. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Holes published in 1998.).
Stanley's Mother Character Timeline in Holes
The timeline below shows where the character Stanley's Mother appears in Holes. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 9
...off fast. When Squid asks about Stanley's stationery, Stanley explains he's going to write to Stanley’s mother . Stanley looks around the room, in awe of the fact that the boys destroyed... (full context)
Part 1, Chapter 16
...a letter for Stanley. Squid gives Stanley a hard time about receiving a letter from Stanley's mother , but X-Ray suggests the letter is probably from Stanley's girlfriend. Stanley waits to read... (full context)
Zero startles Stanley asking him what's funny. Stanley initially refuses to tell Zero what Stanley's mother wrote, but eventually gives a basic explanation of Stanley's father's project and his mom's joke.... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 50