Oh I didn't mean to make you out as weak. I just have some strong opinions. It's great that your kids have a mom who is willing to abandon the straightening tools and stand up for her principles in the face of all that pressure
Although my interracial family and I didn't spend a lot of time down South, I know what you mean about having been outnumbered, and having hair made into a big deal. It was a constant tame-the-curls campaign!