Umm, that's what the TV is for. We dont have it on for days in our house and if we do its just for a quick show or a family movie.
When my kids are sick it's a known fact that they are going to get to lie on the couch, drink fluids, and watch tv ALL day.
That is what a good mommy does. It helps them suffer a little less.
When I was recovering from my c- section and DH had to go to work, you're darn skippy I used that TV when I had to.
Be okay with it.
Dont be okay with it if there is no excuse, but if there is one, the tv can be a tool that works very well when kid's arent overly exposed to it. When I turn that sucker on, my kids dont move a muscle because it's such a treat!