This doesn't happen here.
One of the biggest struggles we face in Edwards Academy is being motivated. My kids would rather be reading for fun (Hope and Sydney are pictured, last August, absorbed in fun books) or drawing elaborate pictures or building complex Lego ships than doing their school work. This is especially true about the difficult subjects (for our household) of math and Latin as well as the dull but necessary work of spelling and writing.
I'm not sure there is a complete cure for a problem rooted so deeply in personality, ability, and human nature, but I found this article, "Inspiring Unmotivated Kids: What to Do and What Not to Do," from Jeff Myers very helpful, nevertheless. (Thanks for the tip, Natalie.)
(I should add that I'm very aware that I suffer the exact same motivation problems when it comes to my own list of domestic drudgeries!)