Because, regardless of what they teach (or don't teach?) in school, she WILL learn how to write in cursive if I have anything to say about it.
I have vivid memories of my Grandma teaching me how to write in cursive when I was little, probably around L's age. I remember holding my pencil, and following my grandma's instructions. She had cute, descriptive cues that to teach me how to do the loops and tails. I wish I could remember how she described all the steps, so that I could use them to teach L. I'm trying to come up with my own.
Despite not quite knowing what to do, and despite many people thinking it doesn't matter anymore in this age of computer keyboards and even texting, I'm determined to teach her how to write in cursive. I think it's important. So there. ;)
Let's see how this goes!