We discovered this signature in our guest bedroom last night. Em (our first grader) recently learned how to write her name in cursive and is obsessed with writing it everywhere. She has really nice handwriting, so it's hard to not encourage her. This little signature actually made me smile and not just because she has nice penmanship.
I moved fairly often when I was growing up-usually once every three years (my father was in the military). So, I never really had a childhood home. It was really important to me to give my kids a permanent home. (I loved moving around and experienced so many wonderful things. However, I always wondered what it would be like to grow up with the same people/neighborhood.) I chuckled when we found her signature because I knew I didn't have to worry about it. I know that my kids can make their mark on this house and we can keep it. All our permanent marks, visible or invisible, are part of the process of making this house our home. Also, it's in our guest bedroom and fairly hidden, so it wasn't worth getting too upset.
Do you have any marks in your house? My sister in law punched a hole in her wall to hide candy wrappers, notes, etc that was discovered years after she moved out.