The 44-year-old actor posed for a sweet snap with eight-month-old daughter Jasmine sitting on his neck as the pair celebrated America's Labor Day holiday on Monday (05Sep16).

Alongside the picture, Dwayne, also known by his wrestling name 'The Rock', told his Instagram followers that he wanted to mark the occasion by having a deep talk with his curly-haired daughter.

“Its Labor Day. One of my favorite holidays as we celebrate the blue collar American worker and their contributions to our country thru (sic) labour and sweat,” Dwayne wrote. "In the spirit of Labor Day, I had an amazing philosophical conversation w/ (with) 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 (sic) hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect.’”

While Dwayne thought he was having the desired effect on his baby girl, Jasmine took matters into her own hands which led to the situation taking a messy turn.

“She responded by poo’ing on me in this moment as she plays her favourite game, ‘Drum time on daddy’s big head,’" Dwayne continued. It was a good talk #HappyLaborDay #TheJohnsons #GoodTalksWithDaddy."

The actor and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcomed their first child together on 16 December (15), and the tough guy shared a heartfelt post describing his daughter's birth, along with a photo of him snuggling with Jasmine.

"Christmas came early!" he wrote. "Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning..."

"Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked 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."

Dwayne also shares a 15-year-old daughter, Simone, with ex-wife Dany Garcia.