Smiley has a weekly homework assignment that always includes a page of two of handwriting practice.
He does not resist it much. But handwriting practice is not fun.
Years ago I bought myself an inexpensive glass dip pen as a souvenir from visiting the Corning Museum of Glass.
Smiley is finally old enough to use it carefully. It is a special treat, something he only gets to use when doing his handwriting practice.