I've decided that I will view this from the Therese-centric version of FOOB someone brilliant suggested on FT. What really happened is that Tracy brought Anthony and Therese her old baby stuff. It turns out that Therese had a rough labor, and her feelings about spending time with the baby have changed, so both she and Anthony are going to take some parental leave. Since their income will be greatly reduced, Therese thanked Tracy and innocently told her, gee, we have everything we need now except money! Somehow this got twisted in the Patterson's shower invite from an offhand comment to a rude request. Poor Therese, so misunderstood.
You know, that is a really good theory! And I would applaud Lynn if it turned out like that.
But it won't. We'll probably never see the shower, nor even hear a report from April. And certainly Therese will never be allowed to speak in her own defense.
This subject will not be pursued further. It is only meant to bolster Lynn's Gossip Is Truth meme. People say Becky sleeps around, so that means she does. People say Therese is a money-grubbing twat who castrates her husband, so that means she is.