What I learned about parenting (from DH) while I've been sick
1. Pajamas aren't necessary, and kids sleep just fine in their clothes.
2. Beds aren't necessary, and kids sleep just fine wherever they happen to be when they fall asleep.
3. As long as the doors are locked, and the baby gates are up, you can leave the kids alone in the living room all morning while you sleep past noon. If they get hungry, the oldest will get a poptart and share it with the younger kids.
4. Washing whole loads of clothing isn't necessary. If you are out of clothes, only wash the clothes you plan on wearing. This saves time, as you then don't have to fold or put away clothes you weren't planning on wearing that day.
5. Meal plans aren't necessary. Ignore any meal plan that was put in place, and just call your MIL. She will feed you, and your kids.
6. Baths are overrated. Unless your kid smells, he or she can hold off for another day.
7. Making sure kids pick up after themselves is unnecessary. Just let them go play outside.
8. Making sure homework and school projects are getting worked on is unnecessary. Just let them go play outside.
9. Keeping an eye on your kids while they are outside is unnecessary. Just tell them to play with the kids of a neighbor you know keeps an eye on her kids. As a bonus, tell your kids to mention how sick their mom is, as it may lead to a dinner invite.
10. If you do little enough, your wife will get up, no matter how sick she is, and take care of your kids.