I'm sorry for the lack of curl love from your family. I agree with the others, if you're happy with them I wouldn't worry about what any else thinks.
I had the opposite problem. My mom had gorgeous curly hair growing up but did a straightening treatment in high school (70's baby) and it fried her hair. She was super jealous of all our curly hair (my sister, my brothers and myself). She was forever getting perms to regain her curls.
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