One of the things I've noticed in the past few years is that quite a number of my students don't write cursive. In fact, some of them can't even read cursive. I actually started to print on the white board a few years ago because I had a number of special education kids who could not read cursive, so couldn't read anything I wrote on the board.
Not that any of my kids really pay all that much attention to what I write on the board anyway...
Some of the other seventh grade teachers have spent some time in elementary classrooms and mentioned that cursive isn't really taught as much as it was when we were in school - back in the dark ages when you were expected to sign, not print, your name, and be able to make your "T's" and "Q's" just so. (I always hated the Q's, they looked like the number two too much for my taste.)
This lack of familiarity with cursive could, potentially, cause a problem.
Like, for example, when you go to forge your mother's name on a vocabulary study log.
And you use a pencil.
And print her name not once, not twice, but three times (but if you were really motivated you should have printed it ten times to get full credit!).
And you spell it two different ways.
And it doesn't look like anything remotely like your mother's signature which we have on file.