If The Rock has shown us anything over the years, it’s that he’s a man of many talents. Not only is he a skilled athlete and charismatic actor, he’s also an entrepreneur, a leader, and a family man. Over the holiday weekend, he showed us one more side of himself: he’s great at executing a perfect Christmas morning for his daughters.
Dwayne Johnson shared a series of images to his Instagram account during the holiday. Each one showed a different step in the Christmas morning process, and each was equally adorable in its own way. In the first post, he gave fans a glimpse of what the magic of Christmas looks like in the Johnson household:
What made the heartwarming image even sweeter was the accompanying message from “Dwanta” (Dwayne + Santa). In it, he made it clear that this moment was just as meaningful for him as it was for his daughter Tia:
I know many of you do too, but man I live for these surprise moments.
Dwayne Johnson’s second update showed the reality of parenting through a holiday. This includes watching a movie with your little ones, even if you've already seen it countless times:
Of course, Christmas day can be unpredictable when kids are involved. With this, The Rock also made it pretty clear that even the best laid plans can go awry when his kids are calling the shots:
Dwanta spends months carefully planning for Christmas and this lil’ independent boss opens just one gift and decides she’ll open the rest later, but first we’re watching LION KING... for the 987th time
In the third image, Dwayne Johnson shows what the post-Christmas situation was like in his household. It’s predictably adorable:
The photo also reveals the lengths he’ll go to when his daughter asks him to play with her after all the toys have been unwrapped. And he's really showing some commitment:
Daddy holds this Barbie for a solid 45min straight while baby Tia does whatever she wants and completely ignores Barbie the whole time
If nothing else, it’s clear that Dwayne Johnson placed a high priority on making sure his family had the best Christmas possible. Anyone who’s been following him on social media this year won’t find that surprising, though. He’s regularly kept fans updated about what’s going on at home.
He’s also used his social media accounts to reflect on the fact that this has been a huge year for his career -- wrapping his Netflix film Red Notice and gearing up for his long-awaited turn in Black Adam -- and that he’s found time to look for the “silver linings” the time with his family has brought him. Hopefully he, and the rest of us, will be able to make the most of 2021, too.