by Zach Johnson | Mon., Sep. 5, 2016 3:30 PM
Parenthood can be s--tty sometimes—just ask Dwayne Johnson.
The Central Intelligence actor, 44, shared a picture of his daughter Jasmine Johnson, 8 months, via Instagram Monday afternoon. The Rock's caption included a short story and a twist ending.
"Its Labor Day. One of my favorite holidays as we celebrate the blue collar American worker and their contributions to our country thru labor and sweat," he told his 65 million followers. "In the spirit of Labor Day, I had an amazing philosophical conversation w/ my baby girl about the value of hard work and how respect is given when it's earned. I told her, 'Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe thru hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect.' She responded by poo'ing on me in this moment as she plays her favorite game, 'Drum time on daddy's big head.' It was a good talk." Dwayne added, "#HappyLaborDay #TheJohnsons #GoodTalksWithDaddy."
Jasmine often appears in her father's Instagram feed. In fact, it was through that very social media platform that Dwayne introduced his second-born daughter to the world. (E! News exclusively reported the news of her birth.) In December 2015, he shared a photo of his newborn and revealed he had "one wish" for the universe. "Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father," wrote Dwayne, who welcomed Jasmine with his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian. "To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of 'being better' will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is 'walking thru the fire' with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears."
The experience was, in a word, "incredible."
Since then, Dwayne has shared many of Jasmine's milestones—both big and small—with his loyal followers. Just last week, he shared an Instagram video of his daughter playfully slapping his head. "Finally my big head is used for more than just a place to hang my hat. The joys of being home w/ my ohana and playin' one of our fav games - slap daddy's head 'til I can see his big scary face," he wrote, adding that the song playing in the background was Justin Young's "O Tiare." Dwayne also revealed that he "started singing to her every day since she was one week old." But, he joked, "When Jasmine learns to talk, I'm sure she'll ask me to please stop singing."