Oh, these are the moments—and country star dad Jake Owen is soaking up every single one of them.
The “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” singer recently took a bit of time off from his music business to play his favorite role: doting dad.
His 5-year-old daughter Pearl and her classmates were celebrating “Daddy Daughter Donut Day” at her school, so what does Jake do? He hops on a plane and heads to Florida, where Pearl lives with her mom, because nothing will keep him for making sweet memories with his baby girl.
Fortunately, Jake posted photos of their day together, and our hearts are just melting …
I spent this morning taking my little girl to school because it was daddy daughter donut 🍩 day. It was pretty awesome looking around at all the other Dads…being Dads…She reminded me I’m 24 years old, and also reminded me to cherish this time in a woman’s life when they don’t care if they have chocolate frosting all over their face. (p.s. yeah I went back in and changed this post bc people alerted me to her school logo showing)
“I spent this morning taking my little girl to school because it was daddy daughter donut day,” he captioned a precious Instagram photo. “It was pretty awesome looking around at all the other dads being dads. She reminded me I’m 24 years old, and also reminded me to cherish this time in a woman’s life when they don’t care if they have chocolate frosting all over their face.”
Jake, of course, if 36 years old, but if Pearl thinks he’s 24, we’re certainly not going to quibble with her viewpoint!
And ladies, let’s take some notes, because he’s got a point: life is short, go all in for chocolate frosting.
Jake is doing such an amazing job balancing life and work as a single dad, and the fans agree. They’re encouraging him and cheering him on as much as we are, as evidenced by the sweet comments on his post.
“You will both look back on these special doughnut dates and cherish the memories even more so down the road. Cheers to being a great dad!” one fan wrote.
“Oh wow, Jake, she is so adorable, such a mini you. You are doing an amazing job with being a dad first and an artist, keep doing what you’re doing and don’t let anyone tell you different,” another wrote. What an encouraging message!
“Some of us don’t outgrow the chocolate frosting phase! Totally worth it,” said another. We totally agree with this sentiment.
Pearl loves her daddy, and is a daddy’s girl. She joins him on the road when she can, but loves nothing more than being at home with him, too.
I’ve realized when I look at my pics I’ve posted, I’ve been putting up a lot of photos of my little girl. That’s because she’s what makes me proud. This is a platform where we can share “content” with the world, family, friends, and yeah… my fans. My life isn’t just pictures of me strumming a guitar or crowds with lighters in the air. She’s my life, and everything else comes second. That’s why I’m posting this photo. And oh yeah, I love my dog too.
Look at these two. Now that’s living your best life, isn’t it? This is what it’s all about.